convenience and peace-of-mind…

Use a trusted I.T. firm to manage your PCs

Consider only SSD drives on your PC for enhanced speeds

Prepare an external drive that can run your operating system in the event of an internal drive failure

A file saved is a file saved. Consider saving your files on external hard drives – they’re cheap, fast and high capacity’ – consider buying lots of them; this also could tax your system drive – less; doing so could also further help to prevent you losing work if the system drive experiences an error; cloning your external drives using, for example, ChronoSync, could allow you to synchronize your backups, take them with you, etc.

Consider saving your website favorite addresses (URLs) in your browser toolbar for quickest access; often called “bookmarks”

Consider organizing your bookmarks into folders/subfolders

You can export your bookmarks to facilitate backup/migration

Consider using a third-party data backup service such as Backblaze

Google search trick: Add quote (“) marks around your phrase for an exact match

Always exercise caution regarding making payments/submitting data online especially when a website does not appear to be SSL secure (“secure socket layer”), usually visibly evident at the presence or absence of a lock icon to the left of the URL (website address field)

To browse more securely, you may open a [new] “Private Window”

Consider an ad blocker “add-on” to block ads in your browser

Consider an app like SplashID to create and store your passwords; we recommend the local (non-WiFI) version

Consider enabling 2-factor authentication on your online logins when possible

Peer (again?) into your social media account privacy settings; possibly adjust as needed