Protect Your Computer – Learn from My Mistake
There is nothing like a c computer going wrong to make you sit up and realise how much stuff we all actually have on them. When mine went pop a few weeks ago there was that slow cold feeling that my life had just gone pop too.
I work from home using the computer so emailing all my customers (from the kids laptop) was first thing I had to do. Then it was trying to remember what else I had on there that was important to me. Smugly I didn’t worry as I thought well there’s nothing that important on there. How wrong was I. There were of course photos. Living in a digital age we all use a digital camera and then upload them to the computer thinking that’s all we need to do they are safe now.
But as the days followed I realised there was so much more. All my business accounts for this year and last year were on there.
My excel sheet for budgeting and managing my money, that I absolutely live by, was on there. I am so dependent on it I couldn’t spend any money as I was unsure what was yet to go out of the account. My trusty excel sheet does all that for me.
There are all the digi papers and images I use for crafting on there.
The list went on and on. Take something away and if you really need it you soon realise how much you use something.
This all could have been prevented if I actually looked after my computer and not got the computer virus in the first place. I admit I am a bit heartless and always thought it could look after itself. But now I have taken steps to prevent it happening again. First made sure the computer is actually safe. Then I have backed up the important files to an external source. Then I did a bit of housework and got rid of stuff I didn’t actually need any more and was just clogging up my machine. But hang on this is taking me all day once a week. I checked with a few nerdy friends and they said go to www.simplitec.com it does it all for you.
So that’s what I have done. Computer is now safe, clean and best of all faster. Why oh why didn’t anyone tell me this the first day I sat down at a computer.