How to Keep Your Computer Files and Photos Safe in The 21st Century
Your cloud backup such as Google Drive, Dropbox and if you’re using Office 365, OneDrive is NOT enough to keep your files safe and secure any longer! Cloud backup will help save your files when your computer crashes, BUT it won’t help if many of the modern viruses infect your computer such as the Ransomware Encryption Virus.
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What If My Computer is Infected by a Computer Virus Such as The Ransomware Encryption Virus?
Florida City and at least two other city governments found out computer attacks don’t just happen to someone else. Florida city paid a ransom of $600,000 in Bitcoins to hackers to get their government files released.
When your computer is infected with a computer virus such as the ransomware encryption virus, it encrypts all your files with military grade encryption. The hacker’s program then displays a note usually stating your computer’s security is so bad you must pay the hacker to have your files released. This computer virus, due to its military grade encryption is not reversible.
I’m Fine I Have Dropbox. If I Get a Computer Virus I’ll Just Run My Antivirus Software Then Copy My Files and Photos From Dropbox
Problem 1: Modern computer viruses including the ransomware encryption virus blows right through antivirus software by disguising itself as normal software. Antivirus software ONLY helps with the more traditional types of computer viruses.
Problem 2: Your cloud backup such as Google Drive (now called Backup and Sync), Dropbox and OneDrive detect the encryption or just plain infection of your computer files and photos as a change. It then syncs into your cloud storage infecting what may be (unless your my computer client) your only backup!
Sorry to burst your bubble, but welcome to the real world where you must protect your computer files and photos a little bit better.
Solution 1 - The Easiest Option
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Solution 2 for Do-It-Yourselfers (DIY)
Now backs up registry files since a Windows update stopped backing up the registry itself
The registry of a Microsoft Windows computer is basically the brains of the computer. Without a backup of your registry you could find yourself in trouble.
Upgraded to version 2.0 now using built in native Windows apps for your convenience.
If You Have at Least a 64 Gigabyte Flash Drive you can download my Windows program BackupByRick. BackupByRick doesn’t just copy your important computer files and precious photos from your Windows Profile (basically the root where you begin to use the computer), it syncs! This means if you delete a file or photo from the computer. The next time you run BackupByRick it will remove that file or photo from your flash drive! The advantage being when you have to recover files and photos from the flash drive you’ll only get the computer files and photos you want!
DO NOT keep any backup device plugged into the computer. A power surge or computer virus could wipe out your backed up files and photos!
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You must copy it to a flash drive. Warning of a false positive, A few antivirus programs may believe this file to be infected due to it’s compression. It’s perfectly safe to use.
Solution 3 for Do-It-Yourselfers (DIY)
I’ll mail the backup program to you on a 64gb flash drive if you live anywhere in the United States with FREE shipping for a limited time!
Warning of a false positive, A few antivirus programs may believe this file to be infected due to it’s compression. It’s perfectly safe to use.
Solution 4 for Extra Cautious Do It Yourselfers (DIY)
I wrote a very unusual version of my BackupByRick program after my fellow computer experts tried to talk me out of it. You need an external hard drive for this version I suggest a minimum of two terabytes (2TB). This program was finally written after helping an attorney recover an important folder and files deleted from her computer full of client information. They weren’t in the trash or anywhere else on her computer. I was finally able to recover her folder and files through a feature in Office 365 online.
Be aware both versions of BackupByRick sync to your computer. So if you delete a file in Documents, the next time you run BackupByRick it will also delete in the flash drive or external hard drive.
THE DIFFERENCE is BackupByRickM-F will create a folder based on the day of the week and create a separate backup!
Short True Story
Right after my associates tried to talk me out of writing this program, one of the computer experts posted to the group asking for help because he accidentally deleted a folder he was not able to recover. IF he would have had the external hard drive version of my backup program, he could have just retrieved it from the previous day’s backup! THAT was a sign and I began writing BackupByRickM-F. I admit I put off finishing the program until helping my onsite attorney computer client recover her important folder and files. It’s easy to put things off until you have personal experience in a digital emergency.