If you’ve had a computer system for any real length of time, then it’s more than likely that you’ve had at least one encounter where your system has failed to boot or your hard drive has crashed. In instances like that, we can lose, virtually everything we ever saved on our computer systems, especially if we have no back up measures in place.
Such situations are not the kinds of things the average user thinks about. As most are oblivious to the kinds of catastrophes that can occur, until they occur. It’s only the more experienced users that are away of such, and thus, make the necessary provisions, to safeguard themselves from such occurrences, when they do happen.
It’s for this reason, why it’s so important that you learn about the various measures that you can implement to protect your system.
Below is a list of the biggest mistakes that your average computer user will make. Many of which may or may not be immediately apparent to you. Thus, knowing these things will put you in the best possible position, in the event something unexpected occurs on your system.
1. Use Ransomware Protection
One mistake that a great many computer users make, is not having some kind of ransomware protection on their system.
Ransomware is basically a kind of malicious file that once it gets on your system, will locate and block sensitive information on your computer behind an encryption. Thus, in order to access this information, you will have to pay the virus creator, hence the ransom in ransomware.
This is without a doubt, one of the worst situations that could occur on your system, but it is preventable, if you know how. The most effective thing that you can do, is use antivirus software, which will prevent any ransomware viruses from getting onto your system. There are a number of tools that you can use, some specialist’s anti-ransomware tools that you can look into, and also a built-in Windows feature called Controlled Folder Access.
This built-in Windows feature is highly adept at keeping your system safe, and works excellently well in conjunction with Microsoft Defender. It’s advisable that you use both, but at the very least Controlled Folder Access, to protect you’re most sensitive data from hackers and malicious files.
2. Net Restarting Your System
Any time your system appears to act up, maybe things start to move very slowly, and there’s no explainable reason for it, the first thing you should try is a simple system reboot. Rebooting your system is one of the most effective ways of fixing a great many problems that occurs on your system. Some of the things that you can fix on your system, with a simple reboot include: