Dealing with Computer Risks

In this section you will find information to explain components of a computer system and to assist you manage your computer, troubleshoot problems and counter threats from data loss and theft.

Whether you are a person who uses a computer for personal reasons or you operate a computer as part of your daily work, you need to be aware of the risks and to plan for worst-case scenarios.

Here are some of the very real risks:

Many people simply avoid learning the basics of computer maintenance and management and rely on others around them to get them out of trouble. The problem with this strategy is that prevention is much better than cure, and many risks and problems cannot be cured. Once you have lost 10 years of family photos on a broken hard disk, it is very hard if not impossible to get them back.

The best thing you can do is to educate yourself. Start now and learn some basics.

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