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PC Applications

Can PC applications be backed up in ZIP folder so that they will be safe from external threats?

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So many can't restore or run from ZIPs that I'll answer No.

The only safety on the PC today is your full backup and recovery plan. As to external threats you may be including fire, flood and such so be sure your disaster plan covers those events.

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What I Meant Was

Since the PC applications are backed up in a simple folder, they may be vulnerable to virus infection. Can the Zip prevent applications present within it from getting corrupted due to virus attack.

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Re: prevent

That's easy for the virus: it only has to corrupt the zip-file to make your whole backup unaccessible. Why not make your backup copies read-only (although, of course, a virus can remove that as easily as you can yourself).

No better backup than an off-line backup.

Kees

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Effective

Well, I think that's the effective way!!

Thanks Happy

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Well music and video files

are stored in compressed file formats and you need players to view or listen. Typically PC desktop apps are stored in executable.exe files that typically can't be modified. The biggest threats are Internet attacks where they installed program of you pc, run scripts in your browser where users is unaware and hijack your home page.

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Au contraire.

.exe files can be modified. That's been done for decades now.

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Yes Backup your data or applications on another hard disk.

If you want to back up your data or applications of you pc then you have two option for back up.
1. Copying Files into anothor hard disk.
2. Imaging your data or applications and save them into another hard disk.
3. Hire a technician who will do this properly because if you fail to do this properly you will lose your all data or programs.


Note -Make sure you didn,t save or copy in the same hard disk otherwise you will lose all your data or application when there is any problem with your system or hacking issue.

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This is something

that should be tried. Backup of all data in an image file. That sounds better. Happy

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