Myrtle Beach Computers on Professional Data Recovery Services

Myrtle Beach Computers on Professional Data Recovery Services

There are several data recovery software programs out there that are intended to assist you with recovering lost data.  Even though they may be a big help with some cases, there are other times when they don’t do anything.  In the event of software programs not being able to recover your lost data, you can count on the professional services of Myrtle Beach Computers to be there for you. As we all know, the process of data recovery is very time consuming and requires quite a bit of technical prowess in order to recover the data that has been lost.  If the data recovery is performed in the wrong way, it can lead to the hard drive being damaged beyond repair, and quite possibly the information that was stored on the hard drive to be lost forever. Even though you may know quite a bit about computers and hard drives, data recovery is something that is best left to professionals such as Myrtle Beach Computers.  They have all the equipment and knowledge to recover files, without bringing more damage to the hard drive.  They can also recover any type of file that was on your hard drive, even preview the files before they recover them.  This way, they will be able to go over with you which files you wish to be recovered. Professional services can also perform the emergency boot media.  This method allows you to recover any data from computers that cannot boot into Windows (or any other operating system) due to a failure, virus, damage to the hard drive, or loss of data.  This is ideal...
Hurricane Season – Importance Of Recovery Planning

Hurricane Season – Importance Of Recovery Planning

In the Myrtle Beach area it is officially hurricane season. Although we have been lucky the last few years, every business should have a plan to protect their data in the event of a hurricane. Even though disasters can occur at any time, recovery planning often doesn’t cross the mind of business owners or individuals. Most just carry out their normal day to day routines, never aware of what could result from a disaster. Then, when disaster does strike, most tend to freak out and wonder just what they can do to fix the situation at hand. If you are prepared for a disaster or hard drive failure, then your business will be able to deal with anything that happens. Here are some steps to take: Step one – is to analyze your business or operations. You should determine how often your systems go down, and how you can manage operations without the equipment. You should also find out how long it would take you to fix the equipment, and what your business can do to make ends meet when the equipment is unavailable. Step two – identify the risks of possible disaster. This can include computer failure, loss of power, hardware problems, etc. You should always include the causes as well as the solution in your plans. If your office suffers from disaster and cannot be used for a period of time, you should always have another location that you can go to continue your business. Step three – have a dedicated team that will work on fixing any problems should a disaster occur. This team should be responsible for your recovery plan...
Password Management Is Like Budgeting

Password Management Is Like Budgeting

Editor’s Note: From time to time we ask an expert/professional to write a guest article for VSN. Such is the case this week when we asked our friend Ken Klein of Healthy Passwords fame and author of a book with the same name to pen an article on the ins and outs of passwords. Ken has done a really nice job on the subject, exclusively for you our VSN reader. healthypasswords.com Everyone is talking about how to make strong passwords lately. A recent article told readers ” ‘x!, ZTuLV5m4]9|82cK’ is a pretty good password, whereas ‘my1cat2co3coa4’ is not “. The author was in favor of using password managers for all password needs. Calling two long scary passwords “pretty good” supported the author’s affinity for password managers. The truth is, not all passwords have to be strong. Good password management is like budgeting. Your budget will fail if you don’t determine your inflows and outflows. A good password strategy begins with taking inventory of your sites categorized by risk level. Financial, tax preparation, dating, and medical sites are the highest risk sites. Depending on your comfort level, credit cards may fall between high and moderate risk because personal liability is typically lower with a credit card. Low risk sites hold no more than an email and a few sites settings. Every other site is moderate. After taking inventory, a strategy may be determined. There is no perfect strategy for everyone. Some people track hundreds of passwords and others have dozens. There are four good password management tools: Your brain and a system (formula approach). Commercial password managers. Password Scramblers (hashers)....
Anti-Virus Software

Anti-Virus Software

Anti-Virus software consists of programs on your computer that make an attempt to identify and keep computer viruses off your computer. The anti-virus software will most likely use a couple of different techniques to make sure the viruses stay off your computer. The software will start to scan all your files you have saved so that it can search for known viruses that will match definitions in a dictionary made only to detect a virus. Having anti-virus software will protect your computer from any virus an unknown person could give you. The software will identify suspicious behavior from any computer program that might show signs of infection. These analysis may also include data captures, port monitoring and other methods that you may or may not be familiar with. Almost all commercial anti-virus software use both of the following approaches, with an emphasis on the virus dictionary approach. The approaches are: The dictionary approach suspicious behavior third other approaches In case you’re wondering if we are talking about your computer or your children, we are definitely describing your computer although you may get a little laugh while reading this and thinking this computer is as bad as my children can be sometimes. At least for our computer we can get an anti-virus which will help solve a lot of the problems that can occur when you have a computer. Myrtle Beach Computers has talked about the dictionary approach; now let me explain what this is. If there is a piece of code in your file that matches any virus identified in the dictionary, then the anti-virus software can use one...
Keeping Your PC, Mobile phone or Tablet Clean

Keeping Your PC, Mobile phone or Tablet Clean

Computers, Mobile phones, as well as handheld tablet computers are basics of life. Nevertheless, these modern conveniences require some standard maintenance to stay in functioning order. Clearly you can’t just scrub them with old soap and water. So exactly what do you do? Learn ways to clean your digital devices using easy organic methods. An Ounce of Prevention Ideally you are reading this because you just purchased a brand-new digital device and desire cleaning information available for future reference. If so, there are plenty of preventive tasks you can do to safeguard your device from culprits such as streaks, dust, and even scratches. Seal your display screen– this does not interfere with usability. A Mobile phone or tablet can be carried in a case that protects it from harm. If possible, avoid eating near electronics; nevertheless, if by accident food does spill, clean if promptly. Lastly, read the instruction manual that came with your device – it was written for a reason – to figure out the manufacturer’s expectations for treatment. Periodically Dust Your Equipment Dust is the largest bugaboo for fragile digital systems. Clean dust off your phone, computer, or tablet computer consistently to avoid accumulation. The good news is that you do not need a bunch of difficult, pricey, or ecologically damaging equipment for this maintenance job. Cleanable, recyclable microfiber towels or gloves are suitable for cleaning electronic devices. Furthermore, you may want to make use of a non-shed, soft, long-handled brush to get into tiny spaces. Tweezers could be used to meticulously grab small globs of dust or various other particles. Compressed air spray is occasionally...
Tips on Document Sharing

Tips on Document Sharing

If you have a need of document sharing with your associates or would prefer not to send files over emails, using the “Cloud” is the way to go. With so many threats with file attachments, this is one way to avoid being attacked by a nasty virus. I am sure that you have heard a lot about the cloud lately and we are not referring to the great summer days we are experiencing in Myrtle Beach these days. We are referring to the cloud that enables you to deliver computer services over the internet in real-time. This allows you the end user instant access to data, document sharing and applications from any device that has internet access including your smart phone. There are several online Cloud storage solutions and many of them are FREE – I vote for that! However, if you have lots of stuff to share – you will pay a small price for that extra storage. Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services, it is simple to use and the free account gives you 2GB of storage. It will sync across multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux) after you upload. Apps are available for iPhone/iPad, Android and Blackberry as well. Dropbox claims that your files are safe and encrypted but a recent lawsuit (see below in Dirty Tricks). Should you require more storage, you can pay $10/month for 50 GB or $20/month for 100 GB. Box.net provides 5 GB of free storage, with a file size limit of up to 25 MB. 25 GB will cost you $10/month and 50 GB costs $20/month. It...