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Black Friday — Acronis

The approaching discounts of Black Friday and Cyber Monday have a lot of people anxiously awaiting new laptops, smartphones and tablets. When setting up these devices, there are a few steps you should take as soon as it is out of the box to make sure your device and the data on it are safe and secure.

Whether you receive one of these high-tech goodies as a holiday present or you’ve fought the crowds for your discounted device, here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.

Mobile Backup to NAS

Most people want data protection to be as simple as possible: either so easy that it becomes an instinctive habit or, even better, completely automated so you don’t have to think about it at all.

When it comes to backing up the data on your family’s smartphones and tablets, Acronis True Image 2018 has you covered. In fact, we’ve made mobile backup so easy that all you have to do is come home and you’ll automatically back up via Wi-Fi to your PC, Mac and now NAS.  

Fight Ransomware

Whenever there’s a large-scale ransomware attack like WannaCry and EternalPetya, the number of infected computers reported by the media can be overwhelming.  It’s easy to forget there are thousands of individuals who need to rebuild their digital lives in the aftermath.  

But hearing customers talk about how Acronis saved their data is a great reminder that our solutions help real people every day. Take yesterday’s email titled “How Acronis True Image 2017 NG proved to be a lifeguard.

System Clean-Up

Occasionally computer storage is compared with the attic of a house. That’s because no matter how much space you think there is, it fills up fast – often with things you no longer need.

But did you know Acronis True Image has a handy way to free up some space in your Windows system? It’s a quick way to clean up your PC.

Cerber Ransomware

The well known Cerber ransomware continues to be active this summer. The size of the cryptolocker varies between 244 to 292 Kbytes, with the new builds spreading via spear phishing email campaigns, targeting enterprises. The latest Cerber ransomware easily bypasses traditional defenses. The analyzed Cerber sample (MD5: cfd2d6f189b04d42618007fc9c540352) was only detected as a suspicious malicious object by nine out of 64 antiviruses on the first submission to Virustotal. The low detection rate can be explained by the fact that the cryptolocker is using a polymorphic encryptor and API call obfuscation to protect its copies from being detected by antiviruses.

 

Acronis VSS Doctor

Backups are invaluable for getting your system up and running when a process fails. But what can you do when a Windows process that is part of creating backups stops working properly?

For backup applications that rely on Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) when creating backup image files, failures are possible when something happens to VSS. Acronis VSS Doctor is the cure.

Patya Wiper

Remember that fast-moving cyberattack that slashed its way across the globe in late June? Turns out it wasn’t really ransomware but an even more malicious piece of malware called a “wiper” that left victims with no hope of getting back their data.  

a43 file manager

When it comes to running and restoring your system, the more control and customization you have the better. Yet it seems that in their efforts to make computers less prone to user error, the default options for managing files have become a bit watered down.

But did you know that Acronis True Image’s WinPE bootable recovery media contains a very useful file manager that can help you retain control? Here’s how you can access it.

Move Data from Android to iPhone

If you need to transfer data from one smartphone to another, try Acronis True Image. Just install, run a backup on one device and restore it on the other. The entire process is transparent and you’ll even be able to select what photos, videos (and other data) to restore. There are no surprises and you’ll see exactly what happens during this process.

Acronis Universal Restore

Nobody likes change. But while changing hardware can be a challenge, Acronis Universal Restore makes it simple.

That’s because when it comes to moving an existing Windows system to a new computer, Acronis Universal Restore is the tool you need. Windows systems may not boot properly when loaded on a new computer with dissimilar hardware, but Universal Restore solves that problem and makes booting the system in the new hardware environment seamless.