Viruses, spyware, hackers, data loss or theft of these are some of the digital dangers a computer faces. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to protect your irreplaceable files and equipment. An important first step in data protection is updated with the latest Windows security patches and service packs.
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Protect your data on your hard drive with the backup of recordable or rewritable CD / DVD or separate hard drives. You can also use special software to create a “disk image” from your hard drive. If your hard drive ever crashes, you can simply download the disk image on your computer, and you’re operating as if nothing had happened. Popular disc-imaging programs include Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, NTI Backup NOW and turbo back.
Protect your important files
If you do not want to back up your entire hard disk, a backup copy of your most important documents (financial information, digital photos, music, etc..) Popular programs are used for backups of documents include Nero Burning ROM Nero Express, NTI CD-Maker and Roxio Easy Media Creator. So you must protect your data with a password on your Windows.