It seems that no matter how much virus protection you install on your computer, there is always one pesky blighter who manages to eat away at your defences and gets through.
It might have been that email from the courier letting you know they couldn’t deliver your parcel. It could have been that website where you bought that really cheap piece for the garden. Annoyingly, it could even have been on the USB you brought back from work and was only in your computer for two minutes
At some point in the life of your computer, you will have a virus and it will be severe. If your virus protection can’t get rid of it or even worse it has completely frozen your machine, then the only real course of action is to start all over again.
There’s even the dreaded ransom virus, which just immediately locks down your computer and demands money. Again, in this scenario, the easiest thing to do is to start again.
Starting again sounds very easy. All you have to do is to reload your operating system, Windows or Apple, and then re-install all of your programs and apps.
The only problem you have is that you’ve immediately lost all of your personal files. All of your photos were on your computer. Then there’s all of the work which you had saved on it too. There’s files you don’t even remember having on there and haven’t looked at for a few years, but suddenly they have become really important too.
Where do you start when you can’t access anything on your computer? Using your phone, you’ll find loads of programs which you can install which promise to be able to retrieve everything you have lost, but they fail to grasp the issue. These programs want to be installed on the computer where the files were and you can’t access that computer.
Unless you really know what you are doing, physically taking the hard-drive out of one computer and linking it up to another is not an easy process. Even worse is that by attempting to remove your hard-drive, you could very easily damage the whole thing and make it impossible to retrieve any of the files.
By far the best and safest thing to do is to ask for help. The virus’ have been created by coders with knowledge far exceeding ours and we feel no shame in having to ask for help. The Data Recovery industry is filled with engineers and data specialist who deal with these issues every single day.
They know the tricks that the virus’ have employed to take control of your system and more importantly, they know the tricks to deal with the issues. All you have to do, is to hand over the issue. Let them deal with all the technical issues and fight the virus. You just need to sit back and wait for your important files to be given back to you.
Then you can see how important that spreadsheet from 2014 really is.