How to Protect your Computer from Failure

Posted: 20th May 2016 09:59

Computers have come a long way since they made their debut in the 1980's. Originally they were slow moving and offered limited programs. With advancements in technology you are able to pay bills, play games, work and perform a seemingly endless amount of applications. As much as this progress makes life easier, your hard drive can fail and access to the internet can leave you open to cyber attacks. This appears to happen without notice until one day you try to access a file and it's not there. There are ways to prevent this from happening. Companies that specialize in the restoration process employ data recovery experts. These specialists are able to repair your system from behind the scenes.

While you may feel that it's a waste of money to hire a service to protect your system, rethink what's at stake. For a business, the loss of files is just the beginning. Some of these files may contain sensitive information. For the homeowner, the loss of files could include credit card account numbers and photos and videos. If you think this is not likely to happen, think again.  

Per an article appearing in the Heritage on November 18, 2015, statistics show cyber attacks on companies are on the rise. Since 2010, attacks have doubled revealing an alarming discovery that the United States ranks number one across the globe. In 2015, the cost of cyber crimes for American companies in the study was over 15 million each. The numbers for 2015 are astounding, showing the cost of cyber crimes for the single year at an estimated 65 million dollars. This information comes from reports related to hacks, stolen, leaked and destroyed information. This includes bank accounts, credit cards and other personal information that can lead to identity theft.

In addition to the possibility of personal information getting into the wrong hands, the private sector also lives with the probability that one day their computer will shut down. The brain of your computer, the hard drive, reads and stores your files. Moreover, regardless of the system purchased it can and will eventually malfunction. The good news is that there are usually telltale signs that there's a problem looming. Frequent crashes, cryptic error messages and missing folders are all indicators that your computer is not functioning correctly. While even the latest systems are not infallible, if any of these symptoms occur you can contact a service to diagnosis the problem. In most cases they can restore your computer without the loss of any data. 

There are of course cases where the crash of a computer leads to the unfortunate discovery that all is lost. If you are a business or work from home and run an online website and a recovery service is unable to restore your files, you can solicit another to recreate your website. Online companies like specialize in website designs, blogs and a higher placement through a google search engine to help get you noticed.

As technology continues to advance, so does your reliance on these electronic devices. Putting security measures in place can offer the preventative measure you need to ensure your information remains private and intact.