We seem to forget that our computers are destructible – until of course, it all goes horribly wrong.
Here are 12 essential check points to help protect you and your computer against disaster.
1. Back it Up:
Use an external hard drive, flash drive, a set of disks, or online “Cloud-based” backups.
2. Invest in a UPS:
An uninterrupted power supply is a good idea in the event of a power failure.
3. Unplug your Cables:
Do this when there is a storm or an imminent power outage.
4. Protect your Computer from Viruses:
Install a good anti-virus application.
5. Are you Legal?
Buy genuine Microsoft Office and Windows Licenses.
6. Keep your Disks Safe:
Know where they are!
7. Know your Warranty Info:
A three year warranty= trusted product
8. Protect your Computer from Yourself:
Don’t open anything that you are unsure of.
9. Save Properly:
Save documents into folders in “My documents” instead of saving to the desktop.
10. Keep Your Firewall Turned On and Don’t Share:
This helps to protect your computer from hackers.
11. Turn Off Your Computer and Password Protect Your Internet Connection:
Leaving a computer on and connected to the internet opens the gateway to attacks.
12. Keep Your Operating System Up to Date:
Computer operating systems are updated to ensure your computer has the latest protection.
By following these points, you and your computer will enjoy a long and happy life together.
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