How to Protect Your Computer from Data Loss?


We at been witnesses in recent years that, with the increasing use of computers for private and business purposes, the possibility of losing data are scary. Except for threats such as where your computer remains infected with a virus to those where someone gets into your business system by compromising your messages, correspondence, contacts, or financial documents. Companies, for example, that encourage employees to use private computers or to perform a job from home, must understand the potential loss of data as seriously as possible.

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Large companies use separate agencies that prepare plans for them to behave in the event of loss of data. Small companies and home users usually do not have such plans or reduce them to the old one, “I invite a friend who knows how to use and protect a computer.” Does this make you familiar?

1. Imagine that you lost data, e-mails, images, documents, everything today – What would you do? Go for those who can help you, inquire about the pricing, terms, and procedure of working and transporting the media. Write down the contacts of those who have made you the most professional or those you received by recommendation. Ask someone to call back or use a different number for those you like, and ask additional questions to avoid the number you called.

2. Make a list of the most important files, both on the computer and the portable devices, and then create a backup system. Identify those who change frequently and those who are as permanent as images, music, or video material. Separate those that need to be redeemed into special folders or frequent backups. Determine the frequency at which backup files are needed.

3. Select the backup media. Opportunities are varied. From another disk to which you simply copy files through portable disks, optical disks and flash media to solutions like cloud solutions. Companies that use the network and multiple connected computers can create special set of rules for each user who can prevent data loss by striving privileges to those that they do not need for everyday work. Organize meetings for discussing security and data protection with your employees. Educate them about the importance of backup and how to use it.

4. Prevent the possibility of data loss due to human error. It has an old saying now – computers do not make mistakes, people do. Although it’s hard for us to admit, we are most often the very reason for our own problems. It’s the same with data. Take advantage of the protection that has already been integrated into your Word processor for example, such as versions.

5. Beware of viruses. If you need to visit sites that are potentially malicious, avoid doing this from a computer that contains the most important information. Do not open attachments that came with unknown email addresses. Do not install new programs from unreliable sources.

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