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Recently my external hard drive died on me, and I had lost valuable content. I wished I had backed them up. I’m sure you all have thought about it and say to yourself “I will backup my files over the weekend”. But you always forget or you don’t have the time…. And so before you know it, your machine / external hard drive eventually gives up on you when you need it the most.

I found a solution called SpiderOak, an online storage system. I was recommended by a friend who has clock up 50gb of free online storage. Yes, believe it! 50gb baby! FREE! How you may question yourself… well its by recommendation. For every referral your receive, yourself and the referrer will receive 1gb. So to help you start off click here or scan QR code below to get your extra gigabyte. Initially if you signup from SpiderOak site you will get 2gb.

Setting up is straight forward, you first sign you and follow the on screen setup and download their small app and you are on your way. With SpiderOak you can chose what you want to backup, you can even drill down to a specific file. Once you have chosen your files/folder this can be schedule to sync as frequently as you want, on the fly, weekly or monthly.

Other features are syncing files to each of your machines and sharing files and documents like Dropbox. The only difference between these clouded storage systems, SpiderOak encrypts all your files, not even SpiderOak themselves know what you have uploaded to their cloud. Only you can see files on your computers or mobile devices. I personally think this is the way forward if you want to backup files and want the security as well, try SpiderOak!

Please also see review from Cloudwards

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System Defragmenter / Windows Recovery is the lastest virus attack.

I have come across this virus on several computers… and so here is my findings how to remove this Malware virus and to recover all your valuable data…

1 . Download ‘RKill.exe’ here

Download and run it. This will stop all services relating to this virus. i.e stop all fake pop-ups and stop it from rebooting your machine randomly.

2. Download ‘Malwarebytes Anti-Malware’ here

Install the app and make sure you get the latest updates. After installation do a perform full scan, this may take sometime so my yourself a cup of tea or watch an episode of you favorite show. Once complete, hit Remove Selected’.

3. Finally download unhide.exe here

This should un-hide all files and folders which the virus had hidden on your machine… which you may thought you had lost.

Good luck all!