One of the biggest and more recent threats to your PC and it's data is Ransomware. It's a type of Malware that gets onto your computer via email, downloads, infected removable drives, infected software or websites. It locks all your data and software as well as your PC via it's operating system (e.g. Microsoft Windows) and holds it ransom until you pay someone literally thousands of $Dollars$ ... and even then, you may not get it all unlocked as there are many scams out there! Your only other alternative is to completely wipe your PC and reinstall everything from scratch instead of paying the ransom ... but even if you have a backup of your data, how current is it?? How many days/weeks/months or more of work would you lose in lost data? Do you have current backups of all your software? How many hours would it take you to reinstall Windows, your software and restore all it's data? How long would it take you to put back all the customizations you had? Here's a lot of what you need to know! For more information on how to protect yourself, call or email The GoTo Tech Guru!
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