This Brilliant Strategy Will Make You Virtually Immune To Ransomware, Hard Drive Failure, Malware, And The Dreaded "Oops! I Think I Just Erased That File"


Here's What Black Hat Hackers, Trojan Creators, And Virus Creeps Absolutely Do Not Want You To Know

Bob Rankin

Hi, it's Bob Rankin here, and in the next seven minutes I'm going to tell you exactly what to do to give your computer rock-solid protection against the worst, most dreaded form of criminal extortion you will ever face.


Not only am I going to tell you what to do, I'm going to offer you step-by-step directions on how to do it, so you can sleep soundly tonight, knowing your data is protected.


You've been reading my Ask Bob newsletter -- for how long now? Many of my readers have been with me for decades. Maybe you're one of them.


As an Ask Bob reader, which of the following would you say best describes my newsletters?

    ___ Ask Bob is easy to understand

    ___ It's unbiased

    ___ Bob is trustworthy

    ___ His articles -- and his advice -- are practical



If you could survey my thousands of readers, you'd find most of them would say, "ALL OF THE ABOVE."


My reputation for honest, practical, understandable advice is confirmed every day by readers just like you who add their comments and support to my newsletters.


That's why what I have to tell you today is vitally important. That's why you should take seven minutes to read this message.


I am not exaggerating when I tell you that following the steps I outline here can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars ... can save you heartache and anguish (yes, really) ... and give you what some folks call "sleep insurance" -- meaning you'll have one less thing to worry about at night.


Ugly, brutal attacks aim to steal your most precious memories -- which you thought were safely stored on your computer.


It happens to unsuspecting computer users every day. And it could happen to you -- tomorrow. You're working at your computer. Perhaps your writing an email message to send to your daughter or grandson. Perhaps you're browsing precious photos, listening to music, or updating your financial records.


It really doesn't matter what you are doing. Suddenly, your screen goes blank. Your keyboard freezes. Your mouse stops working. A few seconds later, you see this on your monitor:



Your blood runs cold. You know immediately that you're a victim of ransomware. Quickly you yank the power cord for your computer out of the wall socket, in a vain attempt to prevent further damage.


But it's too late. By the time you see the warning on your screen, your data has already been encrypted.


Your tax returns. Your photographs. Your music. Your old love letters. Maybe even your unfinished novel.


What do you do?


        Do you pay the crooks the money they ask for -- and then hope they will keep their word to give you the encryption key?


        Or do you take your computer to a computer repair shop and ask for their help? Don't bother. They won't be able to do anything. In any case, you may not have time. Your warning may have a countdown clock, like this one:



        Do you refuse to reward the creeps that locked up your files ... and start all over to rebuild your life?


        Or do you already have in place the brilliant strategy that will make you virtually immune to ransomware creeps?


In a moment, I'll tell you exactly what you need to do.


And just as I always do in my newsletters, I'll not only tell you what you need to do. I'll tell you how to do it!


The BSOD -- Blue Screen Of Death


Maybe there's no ransomware. No extortion. But your computer is running slow, and suddenly your screen looks something like this:


Now what? You reboot, losing your unsaved information. Things seem okay. A day or two later, it happens again. The Blue Screen Of Death. You suspect a virus. You run your virus checking software, and your fears are confirmed.


You quarantine the virus, but now several key programs you depend on no longer run, because they have been damaged.


Do You Feel Lucky?

Okay, you've avoided the malware threat, and so far no Blue Screens of Death. But did you know that hard drive failures due to factory defects tend to happen in the first 18 months of service?

If your hard drive fails (and eventually ALL of them do), will you lose all your personal files, your emails, and the software you've purchased? Important files can be lost for a variety of reasons -- human error, viruses, power surges, and natural disasters happen.


Unless I Miss My Guess, You Already Know The Solution To These Heart-Stopping Problems!


The solution has been around for decades. This Seinfeld episode hinted at the answer:



George Constanza had it right: "Back it up, back it up!" In 1986, PC Magazine ran this ad. Maybe you remember it, because it ran for several years.



I actually had a tape backup system just like that, back in the day. In the early 90's, that was state of the art. But it was still pretty geeky, and not always reliable.

Today, however, making backups is MUCH easier. You don't need to mess with circuit boards, wires or even crack open your computer to install new hardware. It really can be "point and click" simple.

So you're making backups on a regular basis, right?


No? You're not alone.


One company, Backblaze, does an annual survey to see how many people are actually backing up their computers. Here are the shocking results from last year's survey:




Can you believe it? Only about one of every three computer users backs up their data even monthly! Nearly two-thirds of computer users back up their computers only once a year -- if they back up at all!


Top 5 Reasons Why Computer Users Don't Back Up Their Data


Which of these five lame excuses is your excuse?


        "Backup software and hardware -- even 'cloud' backups -- are too expensive"

        "I already backed up my computer ... once."

        "I'm an entrepreneur. My company really isn't big enough to need backups."

        "My computer is brand new, so I'm not worried about backing it up just yet."


And the most common and dangerous excuses:



Every one of those excuses is based in fear, ignorance, or denial.


I Have A Solution -- For An Incredibly Discounted Investment


I want to offer you the step-by-step solution you need to be virtually immune to ransomware, hard drive failure, malware, and the dreaded "Oops! I think I just erased that file."

Everything You Need to Know About Backups is now in its 7th edition. And it truly has everything you need to know to protect yourself from the dangers I'm talking to you about today. 

1.      Why you need backups

2.      Backups made easy

3.      How to back up your files

4.      Backing up while you sleep

5.      Using the backup software built in to Windows

6.      Free backup solutions (You know I always try to find free alternatives for you!)

7.      Pros and cons of several commercial backup systems

8.      Image (mirror) backups

9.      Backing up multiple computers

10.  Five easy backup drives

11.  How to protect your backups

12.  Cloud backups or local backups -- or both?

13.  Free cloud backup services

14.  How to back up Gmail, and other online services

15.  Back up your mobile phones


Plus, because so many of my readers have asked for it, I reveal my own personal backup strategy. And I'll tell you why you need to back up your backup.


Why You Need the Fully Updated 7th Edition, Even if You Already Own an Earlier Edition

You're facing more dangers today than you faced back in 2019 when I wrote the 6th Edition of "Everything You Need to Know About Backups." That's why I've added 25 new chapters to cover those scenarios. Here some of the things I reveal in the revised 7th Edition you won't find in older editions:



This revised and updated 7th Edition builds on all the previous editions. I'm also giving you specific answers to readers' burning questions about backups in a Frequently Asked Questions section -- questions such as ...


  1. "What exactly is cloud storage, and how safe is it?"
  2. "How can I know if my backup program is working properly?"
  3. "How can I protect my backups from a ransomware attack?"


The knowledge in this 210-page book is easily worth $1,000 -- but only if you put it to use. If you prefer to bury your head in the sand and hide behind one of the excuses I mentioned above -- or one of the other ones I talk about in Chapter 1 -- you should not buy this book.


But, if you truly care about your files, about maintaining them even in the face of hackers, ransomware, and other threats, this is a no-brainer.


If you tried to find a book this complete, this easy to understand, and this unbiased, you probably couldn't. And if you could, the author would likely be asking at least $49.95 for it. And if you paid that price (assuming you could even find a book like this), you'd have to either drive to a bookstore to get it, or wait a few days for the book to arrive.


But today you can purchase Everything You Need to Know About Backups -- 7th Edition and be reading it in just minutes. And for less than half of what you'd pay for a similar book -- if there were one available.

I'm offering the 7th Edition of the BACKUPS ebook at a discounted price, with these SPECIAL BONUSES...

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But many people don't know the valuable secret you're about to learn... there are excellent, FREE alternatives to ALL of these commonly used programs! You'll find each program listed with a description of what it does, along with a link to download it. I hope you'll find it informative, enjoyable and profitable to read through this report.

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There are tips on how to get the best deal on a new or used car, saving money by comparing prescription drug prices online, and secrets to winning auctions on eBay. I'll show you how to ditch your landline, fire the phone company, and make free phone calls. You can even replace your expensive cable TV subscription with free or cheaper online services.

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MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Notre Dame, Stanford and other well-known colleges offer a range of courses covering astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer programming, economics, engineering, legal studies, mental health, nutrition, philosophy, psychology, physics, statistics, and many more. Aside from accredited institutions of learning, there are online education platforms and websites that offer free courses that can help you with school work, learn new job skills, or just learn things for fun.

The real value of learning is in the learning itself and what you do with knowledge, not in its contribution to a piece of paper called a diploma. There's no guarantee that you'll earn college credits for taking any of these courses, but you can definitely make yourself more valuable to a current or potential employer by improving upon and learning new skills. Free online college courses can help you beef up your resume, advance your career, or just expand your knowledge. And who knows where that could lead you?

You Are Fully Protected Against Risk

You be the judge. If you're not thankful you invested in this practical, easy-to-follow, unbiased book, let me know, and I'll give you your money back. I don't want your money if you're not happy.


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At any time during the next year, if you're not absolutely convinced Everything You Need to Know About Backups is worth every penny you paid for it, let me know and I will cheerfully refund your money. No quibbles. No questions. And we'll still be friends!

See? I have removed all the risk! Take your time. Review my ideas. Put them to use. Share them with those you love. And if at any time during the next year, you don't think Everything You Need to Know About Backups is worth what you paid for it, let me know, and I'll give you your money back!

What could be more fair than that?


But you need to act now -- for two important reasons:


1.     I can't offer this important resource to the general public at this low price forever. Orders placed after SUNDAY MARCH 20th will be charged the full retail price of $27.95. Sorry, but there can be no exceptions.

2.     Even more important: every day you're without a solid backup system in place is a day your computer is at risk. You really don't know what disaster could befall you or your computer tomorrow, do you?

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This 7th Edition has 25 new chapters, and lots of updated information. I'm positive you'll find this ebook to be worth every penny. In fact, if you follow my advice, you'll save many times more than the price paid. But if you're not completely satisfied, I offer a money-back guarantee. This special offer will expire soon, so get yours today!

P.P.S. -- The subject of backups has been on my mind a lot lately... After my experiences that wiped out my hard drive TWICE (a story I'll tell you soon), I've been even more diligent to ensure that my personal data is safe. If you're not prepared for what happened to me, do yourself a favor -- read this ebook and learn "Everything You Need to Know About BACKUPS".