Viruses, worms and malware can spell disaster for your computer. At best, these malicious programs will slow down your computer and infect it with annoying adware. But at worst, viruses and worms can open your computer to attack by hackers, or make it completely unusable through a lockout or ransom. Both of these results can lead to stolen credit cards and banking information, or even identity theft. Security professionals agree that the best way to prevent these types of disasters is through the use of proper defensive measures. TechFusion recommends the following practices to keep your information safe from harm:
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When a hard drive dies, many people are caught off guard. Instead of booting normally, your computer may present an error stating that no bootable device can be found. Your external drive may not be detected when you plug it in. Losing critical data when a drive fails can be devastating. Fortunately, there are several warning signs that may allow you enough time to back up your vital files before it stops working completely!
If your drive demonstrates one or more of these signs, backup as much data as you can and stop using the drive. It is most likely in an unstable condition. If backup is slow or fails partway through, consider contacting professionals. Continued use of a failing drive may corrupt and destroy more data. TechFusion offers free phone consultations at 617.797.5222 for any failure scenario.