Loes Knetsch ©
There are a lot of stories online about people who take your computer hostage. Scammers who hack your computer. They take your computer hostage and only will release your files when you pay the ransom fee. The online malware will bring a lot of damage to your computer. And you never will know if they have completely vanished after paying the ransom. To be certain they are not on your computer anymore, you better format and install your steering system again.
What is the easiest way to protect your computer for free?
I have three systems I follow to protect my computer for free.
The first system is Dropbox and completely free
Once a week I copy all my files to Dropbox. So when my computer gets hacked or infiltrated by a virus all my files are safe and stalled on Dropbox. And I can easily recover any attack by formatting my computer and recover all files.
The second system is a USB device
It is a one-time investment, and you will sleep better knowing that your files are safely stored, no matter what 🙂 !
You can buy one online, or go to the closest store to buy one, but just do it!
My third system is: Never click any link send to me by email
You get all kind of sleazy offers by email. But also, bank mail and PayPal warnings. That your account will be closed. That your debit card is expired. And if you please will fill in the form online. Don’t fall for this trick!
Your bank will never ask you for private data!
How genuine the mail might look to you, with logo and addresses on it. Your bank will not ask you for pin codes. And they will not ask you to send them your bank card. When your bank card needs to be replaced, you will get a new one from your bank. You will receive 2 envelopes. One with the bank card and one with activating instructions. And they will ask you to cut your old bank card in half.
Also, Paypal will NOT ask for your login code! Don’t ever use a link provided in your email to go to your Paypal account. Always go there with your own secured link and login to the site directly.
I hope this will help you to keep your data safe and your computer secured!
Have a nice day 🙂