That’s the sound of me backing up … my data. All computer security plans should start with a good automated backup.

Heard about computer backups but not sure exactly what they entail? Simply put, a backup is a copy of your data…the following site explains the subject in depth.
Wikipedia Backups

There are various types of data backups…see the list here …
Backup Types

If you’re running Windows 7, you already have backup software. Microsoft has easy to follow instructions here …
Backup Windows 7

There are also many free backup programs available. This site lists a few and also has links to more backup information.
Backup Software

Most operating systems today include easy to configure backup software and considering the low cost of external storage, there’s no excuse for not having an automated backup in place.