Store and Backup Your Data in the Cloud

March 14th, 2012

Your data is very important. Not the program files that you can download whenever you want, but your important data: pictures with your kids and family, movie clips, important documents from your work. You may think that your data is unsafe on the Internet, that someone can steals your data or you can lose it, but let me ask you something: Is your data safe on your computer ?

When you don't pay enough attention, someone can steal your laptop or access your computer much easier than he can hack a website where people are working dedicated to protect that data. If you let your computer open at work someone can steal all your data in 15 minutes or less, without effort.

Data stored on cloud is safer than stored anywhere else, more, you can access it from anywhere and don't have to worry to sync your music files with your home and work computer, tablet or phone.

There are many companies that offer you cloud storage for your data. To make sure you choose the right one you may want to read some cloud backup review of companies that offer cloud storage. Among the features that you might want to look when you buy a cloud storage are: Speed, Uptime, ease of use, technical support, customer care, reliability and money. I intentionally left the money as last criteria because when you talk about your data, the money are the least you want to think about. I don't want to ask you how your data is worth for you. You can rent a cloud data storage for as low as 4$/month. Is your data worth more than this ?

To make sure you select the best cloud storage provider you can read some reviews on dedicated websites. On Top 10 cloud storage you can see which are the top 10 companies that offer cloud storage, top 10 companies that offer online backup solutions and top 10 companies that offer cloud servers.

When dealing with private data, the security is very important for all. These companies are paying money to ensure that your data and your connection is protected, so no one can steal it.

What operating system do you use on you PC or Laptop ?

June 26th, 2010

World in a light bulb.

Today i'm starting a new poll on . This will be about operating systems. If you care about your security, the operating system can be decisive. If you have a very popular operating system you expect to see a wider range of viruses created for you. If the operating system is not popular then probably virus creators don't waste their time to create programs to exploit the vulnerabilities.

Few years ago we had a lot of security problems with windows XP, caused by the weak security measures from the operating system. That was bad and happened at about 2-3 years from the launch. Read the rest of this entry »

More than 50% of Ipgp users had problems with viruses in the last year

June 26th, 2010

According to a poll that run on for over 3 months more than 50% of users had problems with viruses in the last year. This, taking into account that 17% don't know that a virus is, that may led us think that they wasn't aware that they had viruses.

A good thing is 25% of our users never experienced problems with viruses. I hope it was not an answer based on a high self-confidence, or they may had viruses they weren't aware of. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch out software security vulnerabilities

March 29th, 2010

Warning sign for dangerous cliff

You know that windows have serious flaws, but not those are the ones that got exploited most of the time.

The windows alone is useless. What to do? Play Solitaire whole day ?

You have to install programs to do you work, to play music, movies, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

Best practices to protect your computer

March 27th, 2010

3D render of a bank safe

The problem with viruses is that once you get one it is hard to clean the computer. You have to install windows again.

Installing windows again and again is a pain. You have to save all your personal documents, files, etc. And that's not all: bookmarks, saved passwords. Some of the info can't be preserved.

That is why it is much better to prevent that to suffer consequences. Better safe than sorry. Read the rest of this entry »

What anti-virus software does people use ?

March 14th, 2010

In a poll i ran on i asked my visitors what anti-virus software they are using. The results are good, only 14% of visitors are not using any anti-virus software. 17% of them are using Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 which i consider the best anti-virus around.

Another good part of my users are using Norton Antivirus, which is also a good one but the load it generates to the computer is higher. Read the rest of this entry »

How often you reinstall windows on your pc ?

March 12th, 2010

Windows 7 is the latest stable Windows operati...
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An article with this name  was written by me back in 2007, you can read it here . I was always proud with the ability that i can keep the windows operating system clean. It is not easy, but it was easier than installing windows every 2 months. Bookmarks, settings, documents, desktop, browser cache, everything is lost when you install windows again.

Is there a way to clean the windows to prevent reinstalling ? Yes, there it is, if you keep it clean you can keep it as long as you want. My windows, before he died lasted 4 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Website security threats

March 11th, 2010

More and more of our daily computer tasks are moving to the internet. Few years ago i used to have a small software for anything: to tell me the weather, to read books, a calendar software, time tracking software. Now, i use all of them online, calendars, time trackers, document editing.

The bad intended persons may lose interest of trying to get into my computer to show me how i can take advantage of the 500$ antivirus which real cost is 1000$. Now the juice is online. The benefit of getting and placing his offer without approval on a website with decent traffic is similar with infecting hundred of thousands of computers. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Reasons you need an anti-virus

March 10th, 2010

If you are new to computers and Internet, or if you just brought a new computer it is certain that you would ask yourself the question: "Do i need an anti-virus software on my computer ?". We will take the case where you use Windows operating system, if you have Linux or Mac this is not something that should concern you.

It was a time when the viruses were made only by executable files that you must run in order for the system to get infected, and that file was copied from a floppy disk. Times changed and i will list 3 reasons why you should get an anti-virus software. Read the rest of this entry »

Be careful what software you run on your computer

March 4th, 2010

If you are not careful about what you install on your computer, not even an anti-virus can help you out.

I kept my old computer for 4 years without re-installing the operating system, and it was windows XP. What ? You can keep windows XP for 4 years without re-install ? Yes, i can. I clean-up every month, run virus check, defragment, delete old registry entries, remove unused programs, keep directories happy and i kept the same windows installation from 2004 to 2008.

What happened then ? Well, i had kaspersky anti-virus installed, and i wanted to play online poker. I played before that many times, with different poker software, but they keep updating them every week so i had to download a new version. Read the rest of this entry »