Is Download.com a reliable source for popular apps or a cesspool of bloatware? A lot of times, free software comes bundled with other trial software. This serves to help put some money in the pockets of developers who create the free software. Today, I spin up a virtual machine and see what happens when I install the top 10 apps on Download.com.
Remember when you first got your new PC? You unpacked it and hooked it up; turned it on and you were blown away at how fast it was. Nothing could stop you. Fast forward a few years and now booting up the PC takes longer than going to the DMV. Working on your PC has become a chore. The honeymoon is over – or is it?
CryptoWall is one of the more frightening types of malware. It encrypts your files and holds them hostage until you pay up. If you don’t pay within the allotted time, your data could be lost and gone forever. Fortunately, CryptoWall is easy to prevent and, with proper planning, easy to recover from.
There are few things more important than maintaining a good backup of your PC. In this day and age with hardware failures, natural disasters and ransomware all threatening your precious data, a good backup serves to mitigate their effects. Why do you need to back up? What’s the difference between on-site and off-site? How do I set up a backup scheme that works for me? We’ll answer all this and more.