Frequent system updates have become a norm these days. You update your system today and you’ll have to update it a few days later, again. If you are using a device running Android, then you’ll receive Google Play notifications almost daily for new app updates. These frequent app updates may annoy you sometimes, but such frequency is good in a way. They not only keep your device safe from hackers and spies, but also improve its performance and power efficiency.
Operating system updates add new features, remove bugs, and fix crashes along with bringing many other improvements to the core OS. Application updates also do similar changes to your device. While you may choose to ignore the new features, you should also keep in mind that these updates also bring a lot of security fixes making your device more hacker-proof. So to keep your device up and running in its full glory, you must always keep it updated with the latest version of the operating system and application updates.
Don’t Just Download The Updates From Anywhere
Now before you get excited about updating your software and operating system for new features and fixes, please know that you shouldn’t download the update from just another website. Only download the latest version of your software either from the official website, or from a reputed web portal.
You should also avoid downloading software from peer-to-peer sharing tools and via torrents. Software obtained via torrents and piracy websites are most likely to contain embedded malware and viruses. So it will do more harm than good if you use software downloaded from less trusted sources.
Do You Backup Your Device To The Cloud?
Accidents happen. You may take as many precautions as possible to avert them, but you simply cannot avoid them always.
That’s where cloud backup comes into picture. After all, nobody would like to part with his data in case of a system failure and file corruption due to a virus attack.
Use Cloud Backup To Restore Your Computer
There are two main ways in which one can use cloud backup for restoring one’s computer. Take the help of your requirements to choose between these two methods easily.
If you have a lot of programs installed on your computer and you don’t want to start from scratch in case your system is hit by a virus, then you should make a full system backup using Windows ‘Backup and Restore’. You can also use some other popular backup creation tools that you can find on the internet. Now after you take a full system backup, upload that backup file to your cloud backup service. We would also advise you to take backup of your important files separately (at a later stage) since you will be taking the full system backup upon fresh OS install and after installing the required programs.
On the other hand, if you are only interested in backing up your important files or simply don’t have much storage and bandwidth for uploading your entire system backup, then you’re better off taking backups of important files and documents only.
Taking regular backup is a very good practice, but cloud backup just makes it better. Just follow either one of the above two points and you will able to try as many software and tinker with the critical system settings without the fear of losing your data.
SafeCopy Backup offers very affordable high volume cloud backup service plans starting at $150/year for 500 GB storage, and $350/year for 1000 GB of storage to suit your complete system backup needs.