Explain the purpose of different software utilities

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P3 - explain the purpose of different software utilities

Software utilities are software that performs specific tasks that are designed to help analyse, arrange, improve or maintain a computer; they help improve the performance of a computer.

Some software utilities include virus protection, disk clean up, drive formatting, drive defragmentation, clean up tools and firewall.

Anti-virus programs are designed to protect the computer from malicious software, like viruses, Trojans and key loggers. Most anti-virus offer real-time protection, threat detection, automatic updates and can give alerts when a program is trying to get into your computer. It is important to have an anti-virus software on your computer because if your computer does become into threat the software may be able to resolve it which will lead to no damage to the computer or privacy. This software utilities allows you to make sure nothing harmful is on the computer which could affect the computer performance. For instance, if the computer gets a virus it could make the computer run slowly, or not run at all. And threats like key loggers could gain private information. Therefore, anti-virus software prevents harm to the computer making it perform less efficient and protects private information.

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Disk clean up can help find unused files that can be deleted. It gives you the option to safely remove the unused files to help improve the performance of the computer by making it run faster or frees spaces so that more used files can be saved. If the computer has a lack of space it will slow down the computer. Therefore, it’s important to run a disk clean up to enhance the computers performance; it will allow the computer to run faster.

Disk formatting is the act of preparing a data storage   devices like the hard disk ...

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