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  • Ransomware attack - how to protect your computer against the attack

    The world's biggest cyber attack hit more than 150 countries last Friday and infected at least 300000 machines since it started. The victims include hospitals, universities and government agencies in many countries. What is ransomware? It is a type of malware that takes control over a computer and prevents the user from accessing the data until a ransom is paid. How the ransomware affects the computer? Ransomware is a software which gets into the computer through any link or attachment in phishing emails. The ransomware is hidden within the mails and once the user clicks on it, the [...]

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    How to guard yourself against ransomware

    Losing access to the files is something that happens for every computer user. If the data loss happens due to hard drive failure or other reasons, you can easily recover hard drive data. But if the worst happens to your system and if it gets infected with ransomware, what should you do? Do you need to pay the hackers to hand over the decryption key for your data? Here is what you should know about ransomware and steps to guard against it. Ransomware attacks Ransomware enters a system through by clicking on any link or opening any phishing mails. Ransomware attack starts by encrypting all of [...]

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    How the hard drive data is recovered by the experts

      The digital age has created a false sense of security. The data on the computers, tablets and hard drives may seem immortal. It is believed so because unlike paper, it is not exposed to wear and tear or dust or go yellow with pages. But all these facts are believed to be true until one day when your hard disk crashes and everything disappears in one moment. Hard drive failure can happen at any time than you might think. Thus, it becomes necessary to have a backup of your data. Yet many people don't follow it which provides more customers for hard drive recovery company. Reasons [...]

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    Best practices for data protection and recovery

    Protecting data is of critical importance for companies, but this task is increasingly challenging due to the complexity of where the information is stored and the large amount of data produced every day. The data recovery can require a considerable amount of time and resources. The data loss haapen mainly due to the failure of the hard drive. Listed here are a few tips for the companies in order to protect the data and recover deleted files easily. Build and follow a written plan The disaster recovery plan of any business should include written details about hard drive recovery. Every [...]

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    Cloud backup for small businesses

    Data has become an important asset for businesses of all sizes and types. The hard drive is the primary storage device of any system, but it does not have a long shelf life. The hard drive irrespective of the brand, size or type is prone to data loss. Data loss can be a catastrophic event for any business. The good news is that there are effective data protection methods that can help recover files from damaged hard drive. Among all the data protection methods, cloud backup is said to be the most effective method to recover a hard drive data. A cloud backup solution enables a business or an[...]

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    How to manage the hard drive data loss

    Most PC users at some point of time will experience an unexpected data loss. Data loss can happen due to various reasons and research says that the data loss happens mainly due to the failure of hard drive. Unfortunately, for some users it might be a permanent data destruction as they failed to have a best practice for backing up their data. Whenever data is lost from the hard drive, an advanced data recovery tool or professional hard drive recovery company is required in order to extract the data. But PC users should be proactive and prevent putting their data at risk. How to [...]

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    Ways to protect yourself from Ransomware in 2017

    Ransomware is a malicious software that encrypts files on your system. The victims will then be blackmailed with high ransom money demands. Ransomware doesn't just impact home computers. Businesses and government organizations can also be infected with ransomware. How does ransomware work? The ransomware virus spread from one file to the next infecting all possible areas of a system and/or attached network until everything is encrypted. The most common type of ransomware is ‘Command-and-Control’ (C&C) server, which develops a unique decryption key for the encrypted files of the [...]

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    Tips to check the health of your hard drive

      Whether you work with your personal system or an official laptop, you might be presented with a stark reality. Hard drives are no longer working properly. It is prone to failures and damages and your data suddenly disappears. The hard drive failure can happen any time as the average lifetime of these devices is 3 to 5 years. The usual hard drive clicking sound is not an immediate symptom that your hard drive is defective or not. There are also various other symptoms which can indicate the failure of the hard drive. If the hard drive has failed and is still responding, then you[...]

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    Reasons to have a backup to your Business Data

    Why you should have a backup of your business data   The hard drive is the most integral part of any system and it is the primary storage unit. The hard disk contains a number of disks connected with it, each having its own reader as well as a writer head. Thus, the hard drive is considered as the perfect choice to save all your data and maintain its quality. However, like all the devices the hard drive also has a limited shelf life and is prone to damage or failure, irrespective of the model and make if the hard drive. What is a hard drive failure? A hard drive is said to have [...]

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    Data Recovery: Do's and Don’ts

    Data recovery has become a point of discussion because of the anxious feeling people get when they lose their data from the system. If you wish to protect your data, you need to be aware of the do's and don’ts of the data recovery. This will help you recover the lost data easily. The hard drive is the main storage device in any system, but it doesn't have a shelf life of more than 7 years. When the hard drives fail or get damaged due to various reasons, there are various ways for data recovery. But before the hard drive recovery process, there are a few do's and don’ts which you [...]

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