Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
A new computer virus has hit the US deleting peoples priceless computer data. The destructive new virus spreads easily from computer to computer and immediately begins to delete or corrupt all of the files on the infected computer.
This computer virus is known to delete irreplaceable files including business documents, contacts, financials, photos, music, emails, and more. Once these files are deleted by the Blackhole virus, it is almost impossible to recover the lost data.
Because of the ease in which the Blackhole virus can spread, experts estimate that this will be one of the worst virus outbreaks in recent history. Unlike many viruses which are transmitted via email attachments or file downloads, the Blackhole virus can quietly infect your computer while you simply browse the Internet as you normally do - even if you stick to browsing only reputable or "safe" websites like Twitter and FaceBook.
With more than 100,000 known computer viruses in existence today, the rate of infection among PCs has risen to more than 10% per month. And with anti-virus software barely able to keep up with the growing number of different viruses, chances are high that you or someone you know will suffer from a crippling virus attack.
In fact, research indicates that about 43% of all computers will suffer a data loss episode during any given year - that's close to 47 million episodes of data loss per year.
With data loss due to viruses becoming more and more common, millions of people are turning to online computer backup to protect their important computer files. Backing up files online ensures that they will remain safe and secure, should anything happen to the computer. If a virus wipes out files, they can be simply recovered and restored online.
Because of their growing popularity, online computer backup options are popping up all over the Internet, which can make it difficult for consumers to determine which option is best for them.
A recent study that was conducted to help consumers choose an affordable, reliable way to back up their files online has revealed that a company called MyFreeBackups is the highest-rated among users. MyFreeBackups is an automated online backup software that received superior ratings in ease of use, customer service, and data security. It is a combination of online storage and online backup, offering both Windows backup and Mac backup.
Professor Robert J. Lohr, a virus protection specialist, says: “There is currently no antivirus which will protect you one hundred percent so the only way to protect your computer is to find a good PC backup company and backup your files online every day. I recommend MyFreeBackups as they are 100% automated, free and simple to use.”
Rachel Elson from Salt Lake City, UT said: “MyFreeBackups is so easy to use. I clicked one button to install it and it automatically backed up my whole computer. I can now access my files anywhere in the world online."
Steve Elmer from Jackson, MS said: "My hard drive crashed and I lost all my family photos and precious data. Thankfully I had my computer backed up online with MyFreeBackups and I was able to quickly recover everything."
If you are interested in safeguarding your irreplaceable files, go to http://myfreebackups.com now and set up your free online backup account.