Backing Up Your Hard Drive

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  How to Back Up your Hard Drive   https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2013/07/12/19/22/data-storage-154646_960_720.png   You’ve heard the horror stories from people who failed to back up their data. Family vacation photos are lost. Important tax documents go poof. A manuscript that had been in the works for years is gone forever. Can you believe that even a large […]

Get Ahead of Your Gaming

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  2019 is looking like a great year for gaming! The last thing you want while bingeing on the latest game is a system that keeps malfunctioning. Whether you play casually or religiously, no one enjoys having their computer crash right as they’re about to beat a difficult level or complete a mission. As a […]

Phishing Scams (We’re Not Talking about the Lake Here)

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Phishing is a fraudulent scam in which hackers or scammers attempt to fraudulently obtain information from you for malicious reasons. They often disguise themselves as a trusted source, like your bank, university, or service provider, and they’re looking for sensitive information, like usernames, passwords, and financial account information. They appear to be a trustworthy source, […]

What is Ransomware

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What is Ransomware? According to Wikipedia, “Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.” Now to explain that in general terms, ransomware is a type of virus that holds your data hostage and demands payment. This type of […]

Data Recovery

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    How Can My Data Be Recovered?  What does “delete” really mean? According to the dictionary, it means to remove; cancel; or erase. Your computer doesn’t quite follow the dictionary’s definition. When you delete a file from your computer, that data really isn’t deleted entirely.   So, what happens when you “delete” a file? […]