A bad computer virus could destroy all of your files if you haven’t backed them up.
Don’t let the adorable cat memes, inspirational quotes posted by your Facebook friends, or the latest clever Google logo fool you. The internet can be a dangerous place. Viruses and Trojans proliferate on web pages, phising emails and even in the emails and attachments of friends whose computers have been infected.
According to the statistic aggregator site, Statistic Brain, 40% of all U.S. households have been affected by computer viruses. How bad is the problem? Viruses, spyware and phishing are estimated to have cost the U.S. public $4.55 billion. Yes, billions!
A bad virus can wreak havoc on anyone’s computer. It may steal important information from you, destroy your files or make your computer inoperable.
Replacing a computer is easy, but losing your documents and software could be devastating if you don’t have any backups. A bad virus could wipe away all of your music files, your precious photos, the upcoming client presentation you’ve been working on for months, or that partially-completed novel that is sure to be a bestseller.
If you are a business owner, the losses could be financially devastating. You might lose invoices, client files, lists of sales leads, manuals, even your business plan!
Purchasing and installing spyware is an important protective step, but, unfortunately, even the best spyware can’t catch everything. There are always new viruses popping up, and your virus software may not be able to offer a protective patch until it’s too late. Some business owners and individuals shoot themselves in the foot by letting their spyware lapse or by failing to download the latest protective patches.
The best way to protect your files from the ravages of a bad virus is to back them up with a third-party online backup system like Tapnet. While you could always purchase an external hard drive to back up your files, many individuals don’t back up consistently on their own. If it’s been a month since you last backed up your external hard drive, then if you lost your files to a virus, everything you did in the last month could be gone for good!
An online backup service like Tapnet will continuously back up your files in the background, so that even your most recent files are protected. This is an automated process, so you don’t have to remember to back up every day. If you ever lose your files to a virus, Trojan or any other catastrophe, then all you have to do is log into your Tapnet account, and all of your files will be waiting for you to download onto your new device.
Keep your files safe the easy way with Tapnet cloud computing and cloud backup services.