If you’ve been on the Internet longer than ten minutes, you know that there are a lot of scams to be found there. Everyday, there seems to be more bad news about the rise in identity theft and internet fraud. But there are also a lot of free, useful programs to be found on the Internet, such as free data backup programs. How can you distinguish genuinely helpful freeware data backup from the scam programs that can put malware onto your computer?
Go To PC World
“PC World” is one of the leading computer magazines on the planet. Although the magazine is great, this writer prefers PC World’s website. They are sort of like the “Consumer Reports” of shareware and paid programs. They also determine what programs are safe, what are out of date and have a place for readers to rant or rave about the specific program. There are direct links to download the freeware data backup programs right in their reviews.
You still have to have your common sense about you when deciding on the freeware backup download program for you. If you see that the program hasn’t been updated in several years, then you know that it might not be compatible with your computer, your music files or latest version of Abode php documents. One good thing about “PC World” reviews of freeware data backup is that they mention when the last version was released.
Computer Security Software
Before even go online, you should have the latest updates of a computer security program. You need at least a firewall and an anti-virus program. This will help pick out any scam programs before it’s too late.