Your Computer Lady can help protect you from being hit by certain ransomware by setting up reliable backups. It is important that you don’t store your backups on your web server. If, for example, they’re stored in a ZIP archive on your server, then if your site is taken over by a ransomware, the backups will also be encrypted and will be useless. Your backups should be stored offline, either with your hosting provider or using a cloud storage service like Dropbox. YCL does exactly that! In case your site has been compromised, our clean backups will be used to first wipe out the infection and, in a second step, to restore your website.
Backups are part of the WP Maintenance plan. For only $30 per month, Your Computer Lady:
- Updates your WordPress software
- Updates your WordPress plug-ins (These are the apps that do things on your site like a Calendar, scheduling, etc.
- Daily backups on the GoDaddy server which are kept for 30 days.
- Monthly backups stored on Dropbox which are kept for 3 months.
This maintenance is soooooo important that Your Computer Lady does it AT COST to help everyone get the maintenance.
PS – This ransomware is different than the junk that hits your computer. You know, the “Microsoft wants to fix your computer” messages. If you get one of those messages, DO NOT CALL the number on your screen. Call your IT company immediately. If you don’t have a reliable IT company, call me for a referral. Trust me on this. Neither Microsoft or Dell will ever send you a message about fixing your computer. They’ll send update messages but never “fixes.”