The laptop of my hubby is my refuge when it comes to my online activities and is the only gadget that we have in the house in accessing the internet. So it is necessary that we must take care of it if we don’t want to be cut-off from the world wide web. Having a reliable anti-virus is a most and is only one of the many things that must be in place in order to protect your personal information and the life span of your computer.
And speaking of protecting private information, you should be aware that when you delete data or format hard drive, don’t assume that the files or documents are completely erased already or no longer exist in your computer. For it only takes a basic knowledge in computer to find and recover private files even if the hard drive has been reformatted. There are a lot of available software out there that will do the trick in order to completely and permanently erase the files and documents, especially the sensitive one. Remember always to securely save or transfer your sensitive files to a separate hard drive if and when you leave your computer to the technician.
Securely wipe out the entire drive data and files then erase all remnants of deleted data is the only way that you can prevent your private information from falling into the wrong hands.