We use our PCs to encode (write) data whether its work, home, personal and or business data that we require. It takes time for us to encode very critical data, and sometimes it can give us sleepless nights. Then, if for some reason that data is lost or corrupted? Will you be diligent enough, to go back to square one? I am quite sure, no one would like to.
So, one of the things that we take care of the most is our computer/PC because it is very important to keep our files safe. The rule of the thumb here is simple, “better safe, than sorry”.
Here are some basic tips on how to protect your data. You can do it yourself, no need to hire someone to do it for you.
7 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR DATA:
- Learn the “auto-save” feature from your application. Don’t let your finger click the “close” window without saving the important data you have made and or changes you have done. It is always good to save as you work.
- Make a duplicate file. It is a good habit to make a second file before making any changes. Duplicate that crucial data because it will also serve as your backup.
- Keep a copy on an external drive. Make your data disaster free and on the go, back it up by saving on External Drive. Whatever happens to your PC, your contingency is ready.
- Never trust unknown sources/files. Whether it is handed over or from email attachments, do not open files without scanning it with antivirus application. This will help to detect threats and clean the infected files.
As what most of our mothers say “NEVER TRUST STRANGERS”
- Use updated software. Always use the latest update of your software, especially those of the virus detecting software. For your convenience, just enable the ‘Update Software’ option from your computer. Anyways, who would love to use the old ones?
- Protect your Unit. Use OS which authenticates the user and prohibit others from seeing those restricted files. Apart from this, you can use personalized password so that no one can access your unit except you.
- Regular Maintenance. Keep track with your utilities, use and maximize it. Every machine needs attention for a while, take good care of them.
The above-mentioned are only tips that will simply help you to protect your data. If some problem occurs which is beyond your limits, seek technical attention.
About the Author: Honeylene Dela Torre is a Sales Executive on our KIOSK Team. Her dedication and devotion to sale our products and services is commending. Honeylene meets sales targets and is passionate about IT Security.