Excellent how-to article on backing up your computer data
PC World has an excellent article today by Jon L. Jacobi on the basics of backing up your important computer information. He covers several options for the backups you should be doing. Then he has some step-by-step instructions on setting up your backups and then actually doing the backup.
This is a good example of what you should do to protect yourself from computer viruses like Crypto Locker or if your hard disk crashes. But you MUST do this BEFORE either event!
The title of the article is The Absurdly Simple Guide to Backing Up Your PC. Here’s a link to the article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2065126/the-absurdly-simple-guide-to-backing-up-your-pc.html#tk.fb_pc
Jon does an excellent job of simplifying the options and process for backups. I recommend reading this fairly short and complete article.
Thanks to Carol C. for showing me the article.
This is still a timely topic worth your consideration.