BACKUP! BACKUP! BACKUP!

Backup your files.

February 8, 2013

A cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster

            Backing up your files is a cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster. How much is it to buy a backup drive? About $75.00. Backup software? $30 or less. An hour of consultant’s time to install and show you how to use it? About $100. Not losing your data? Priceless.

Above quoted from: https://www.sans.org/tip_of_the_day.php

If you don’t backup your computer, you will lose files, time and maybe money correcting the problem.

Having recently lost a few files myself, I feel compelled to update this article. Continue reading BACKUP! BACKUP! BACKUP!

“Scareware” scam

Beware of scareware that tries to convince you to click on their link. Here is some information to consider.

http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/03074.html#s5_0

The following excerpt from http://netsecurity.about.com/od/antivirusandmalware/a/Scareware.htm helps you understand what it is and what it can do/

Should you be Afraid of Scareware? Continue reading “Scareware” scam

Security Software Designed to Protect You and Your Computer

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Here is a list of security software and other great programs that I use both for daily operation of my computer and for troubleshooting problems.
Keep checking this post as it will be expanded over time.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Vipre Internet Security
CCleaner
OpenDNS
Continue reading Security Software Designed to Protect You and Your Computer

Ouch! Newsletter – Java

What is Java? Why is it on your computer and do you need it? Read about living safely with Java, or living wihout it, in January Ouch! Newsletter.

http://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201301_en.pdf

Links to other languages are available here:

http://www.securingthehuman.org/resources/newsletters/ouch/2013

Remote PC Support for Computer Repair:
How Does It Work? Is It Safe?

Remote PC Support is a means of helping you care for your computer. By means of a remote support program, such as Teamviewer, a connection is made between your computer (the HOST) and the Remote PC Support computer. This tutorial should help you know what you are dealing with when you request remote pc support. Continue reading Remote PC Support for Computer Repair:
How Does It Work? Is It Safe?

Why Data Backup?

February 8, 2013

A cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster

            Backing up your files is a cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster. How much is it to buy a backup drive? About $75.00. Backup software? $30 or less. An hour of consultant’s time to install and show you how to use it? About $100. Not losing your data? Priceless.

Above quoted from: https://www.sans.org/tip_of_the_day.php

Think about everything on your computer. There is an operating system, which can be reinstalled. Then there are the programs you have installed. They also can be reinstalled. You may also have projects that you are working on,  graphics or word processing files that have involved hours of work and may even be part of how you make a living. Continue reading Why Data Backup?