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Clone your hard drive if you worry about losing or damaging it

All storage drives deteriorate over time and become prone to failure. For traditional hard disk drives, this can happen in as few as four or five years. Free drive cloning utilities like Macrium and Clonezilla can create complete copies of an existing drive on a new disk. That means that you can usually insert the […]

Use the right local data backup solution for your PC or Mac

Backing up your files is essential not only for preserving important photos and documents, but also for having recourse if your computer is ever attacked. On Windows 8 and 10, you can use File History to back up to an external hard drive over USB. In Windows 7, Windows Backup does mostly the same thing. […]

Keep your photos safe with a multi-pronged backup strategy

Viruses and malware can compromise your devices and result in data loss. To keep your photos safe, consider using a combination of online backup and local media. For example, you might pair Google Photos with an external hard drive so that you have multiple backups in case something goes wrong with any one of them.

Use a backup file instead of paying a ransom

Ransomware is a scourge. It denies you access to important files while demanding you pay for the right to have them back. Maintaining regular backups is a great hedge against ransomware. Instead of paying the ransom (which doesn’t guarantee safe return of your assets anyway), restore from a backup.

Automate your data backups

Backing up your data is essential. However, it’s easy to neglect since it can seem complicated. The good news is that you can make backups very straightforward with a solution such as Total Defense Ultimate Internet Security, which can automatically back up important files and allows for one-click restorations.

Improved cybersecurity a 2019 resolution you can actually keep

Did you make a New Year’s resolution or 2019? While many people set ambitious goals each January – from losing weight to reading more books – most don’t even come close to reaching them. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of people have abandoned their resolutions by the second week of February. The reasons for […]