Data backup is as necessary as virus
protection. Always backup your data, not only on your hard drive but on a disk that is outside of your
How would you feel if you suddenly lost all your files? It happens. Imagine losing data files
that you had spent a considerable amount of time and effort to build!
Depending on how you value your data you may want to use a remote data backup service. You can
designate which files and programs to back up and how often. The advantage here is you have a separate data backup
that is secure, accessible to you from another computer if you need that function, and best of all, backup is done
automatically at set intervals. This is great if you often forget to back up your data regularly.
My computer crashed just last year, but fortunately I had a backup service. As soon as my new
computer was set up, I downloaded all the files that had been on my old computer, and I was up and running in no
A remote data backup system should provide:
||more than one location of data backup
for extra protection
||emergency backup generators
||secure encrypted transmission
You will find all these features and more at First Backup.
Spyware protection should be added to your toolkit right along with virus
protection and data backup
Spyware protection is another thing to consider along with virus protection and data backup. Spyware can change the
way your computer behaves, it can change your browser home page, bring pop-ups even when you are not on the web,
add toolbars to your browser without your permission and it can slow down your computer performance
Some spyware, although annoying, is not a great threat. Other forms are dangerous to your
personal security and to your computer. Most spyware seems to deliver repetitive advertising, but it can also be
used to gather personal information.
If your computer has significantly slowed down, if you are getting a lot of pop-ups even when
not on the web, you're finding dozens of overlapping unwanted ads, your browser home page has changed or a toolbar
has been added to your browser without your permission, you have spyware and you need to deal with it and add
spyware protection. If you have been fortunate and haven't been bothered with spyware, then you need to take steps
and add spyware protection to make sure it doesn't happen.
Here you will find reviews of spyware protection programs and free downloads.
Virus protection, data backup and spyware protection are all important issues to deal with.
Providing adequate protection can save you a lot of unnecessary grief.
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