Back Up Your Data or Lose Your Life!

Written by Demetria Zinga


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So, there you have several ways you can backup your PC data and be safe. Keep in mind that despiterepparttar disadvantages of CD-ROM and DVD backup (purchasing new CDís and performing backups regularly), you canít beatrepparttar 147860 fact that CDís and DVDís last for years and are transportable, which is great for traveling. If youíre anything like me, you probably have a whole slew of information stored on your PC, much of which is personal in nature (such as family pics), and most of which is business-related (which is crucial to your business success). Being sure that you select at least one method of backup is your first step. Your second step is to make sure you follow through with this plan each and every week. Remember, consistency is key. Back up your data, and save your life! -- Demetria Zinga isrepparttar 147861 founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is alsorepparttar 147862 founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.

Demetria Zinga is the founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is also the founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.


Dealing with Digital Disease

Written by Sean Felker


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So be careful with what you download. Read product reviews and find out if other people got headaches from using it

Visiting ad-heavy sites If you visit a site and youíre immediately bombarded with pop-up ads, leave immediately. You might click on an ad that activates an automatic download of malicious software to your computer. Here is a list of activities which you should be doing instead

Invest in good antivirus software. Going online withoutrepparttar protection of antivirus software is like going out naked inrepparttar 147775 snow. Thatís just how vulnerable an unprotected computer is.

Most antivirus software packages include an internet security program (also known as firewall). A firewall acts as a barricade between you and unwanted content fromrepparttar 147776 internet.

When buying antivirus software, itís better to shell out forrepparttar 147777 internet security as well

Once antivirus software is installed in your computer, keep it updated always so it can recognize and remove newly released viruses

Whatever browser you are using, check that its security settings are all in default unless you really know what you are doing.

Periodically delete files that you no longer use

Download spyware- and adware-removal tools and run them at least once a week. Be warned that many of these removal programs are a scam, so make sure that what you download is reliable. You can easily search for product reviews to check ifrepparttar 147778 program is legitimate or otherwise

Back up all your important files allrepparttar 147779 time

If possible, have two computers at home. One will be used to connect torepparttar 147780 internet, andrepparttar 147781 other should not be connected at all. The second computer will act as storage of all your important files so that even ifrepparttar 147782 first one crashes, your life wonít be in ruins.

Donít be dependent on removal tools and antivirus software packages, though. A bit of prevention is always worth a megabyte of cure.

Sean Felker is the publisher of the very successful and popular Work at Home and Making Money on the Internet blog: http://making-money-online.blogspot.com


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