DriveSavers Data Recovery Blog

New Malware Implodes on Detection, Taking Your Data Down

Wednesday, May 06th, 2015

An insidious computer virus that reacts violently when detected—destroying everything onboard—is now on the loose. Researchers from Cisco Systems Talos Group discovered the malware threat, called Rombertik. Like many other threats, this one is made up of particularly virulent code attached to a seemingly innocuous email. The bug is designed to collect everything the user […]

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Reintegrating Your Data After Data Recovery—Getting Back to Normal

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

One of the most challenging aspects of getting data back can be reintegrating it into your computer. If you have a trusted IT professional, we recommend you use their help in this process. Returning to normal will be much easier and more complete if you have not put any new data on the computer. This […]

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Recycle or Reuse?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

After a hard drive is recovered by DriveSavers, our standard practice is to return the equipment to the user. We don’t repair the drives so if they are not working when they come to the lab, they leave in the same condition. When a customer doesn’t want their broken equipment back we degauss it, which […]

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Ways to Protect Your Company’s Tax Data

Friday, March 20th, 2015

It’s tax time and the IRS is ready to receive your small business’ information from the past year. Can you guess who else is waiting for you to file, probably even more eagerly than the federal and state governments? Tax time is a busy and lucrative time for identity thieves. In 2014, over 100 million […]

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Be Ready for the New Breed of Pop-up Scam Sites

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Say you’re browsing around the web and you click a link to an article, only to be presented with a pop-up saying something along the lines of, “your system has detected…blah blah blah…call this 800# to get it fixed.” You try to close the pop-up but it reappears again and again. Typically your browser’s built-in […]

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Do Cloud Backup Services Hold Water?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

What, exactly, is the cloud? Is it some magical method of storing your computer’s ones and zeros within a wireless frequency, floating around in the air like an actual cloud? No—far from it! What the Cloud Actually Is It’s not magic and it doesn’t float in the air. When you choose a cloud backup solution, […]

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Do It Yourself Data Recovery: Avoid Internet Remedies

Friday, February 20th, 2015

When it comes to do-it-yourself data recovery tips, the Internet is full of home remedies. Many of these “tricks” were written years ago and only apply to “ancient” storage technology. Using these methods can damage the drive or its data, making it unrecoverable. Here’s a prime example of “myths” found on the web. A recovery […]

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5 Valentines Gifts That Protect More Than Your Relationship

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Looking for something unique to give this Valentine’s Day? Something your partner might actually use and love for more than a few days? How about the gift of data security? I know, it doesn’t sound very romantic. But think again. Check out some of our top picks. Use Digital Protection Now that we have all […]

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RAID Systems Are Not Infallible

Thursday, February 05th, 2015

Many businesses and organizations of all sizes rely on redundant array of independent disks (RAID) systems that distribute data and parity across a set of disks, protecting files held on the array against the failure of any individual disk. Unfortunately, even these redundant systems are not completely infallible. Initial failures sometimes go undetected until a […]

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What’s Ahead: Bigger, Faster, Smaller, More Vulnerable?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Technology predictions for the coming year include more hacking and data breach incidents, and the introduction of higher capacity hard drives and solid-state drives to handle the ever-growing amount of data created worldwide. According to a report from Cisco, the amount of data created globally will increase six times over the next two years, with […]

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