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How To Hide and Protect Your Personal Files

Aug 17, 2007
There is no doubt that modern technology has proven to be one of the greatest tools ever developed for the benefit of mankind. Nevertheless, as it is with every technological development, the benefits of such advances bring along their share of risks as well.

Of perhaps greatest concern to all computer users is the safety and security of electronic information stored on the computer. Everyone should learn to manage and protect the information stored in our files and folders from hackers, viruses and the like. This is of critical importance and warrants your immediate attention.

Why should you be concerned?
At some point, all of us choose to store some sort of sensitive information on a computer. This information could include bank details, tax returns, other financial information, corporate details, business facts, passwords for our online accounts, personal photos, videos, music files etc. You can understand, then, the importance of hiding and protecting your sensitive and personal files.

Identity theft is the most common concern for most people, and for good reason. Once a thief has access to just a few key pieces of information about you, it only takes a few keystrokes for that person to start wreaking havoc while pretending to be you. Cleaning up after such an incident can literally takes years of effort on your part.

Take some simple precautions
One of the best ways to keep the sensitive information on your PC private is to choose a security program that will help protect your personal files. For most computer users, the most viable option is to begin using software that is specially designed to protect and hide your files and folders. Simple to use but yielding high results, such software is easily available and is fast becoming the first choice of many users.

To hide and protect the information on your computer, you first need to analyze the options available to you. Do some research on the internet to find potentially suitable programs, or contact your local computer software store. Many internet suppliers of privacy and protection software offer a free trial version of their software, which allows you to test it out on your computer for free before making a final buying decision.

About trial versions of privacy software
Once you have found reputable software and downloaded the trial version, you can experiment with some of the folders on your PC. The best way to do this is to make one or two sample folders or files and practice using the options of the software on these. A trial version normally has a limited time period, usually ranging from 14 to 20 days, after which you must purchase the full version from the vendor in order to continue using it.
About the Author
Total Innovations, Inc. specializes in developing award winning software programs designed to solve computer users needs. The Folderhider software , www.spyblaster.com & www.emailspy.com are a few of the most recent. See full details at: http://www.folderhider.com
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