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    Suggestions to improve current update method

    I travel between Florida and North Carolina (houses in both states) about every 6 weeks. There is a Win 7 computer in each house. I bring with me data backups on a couple of USB drives and use them to update the computer when I arrive.

    My worry has always been about how I would know I am not transporting some evil file. Each computer has Vipre Internet Security 2014 and PC Matic (without the SuperShield -these 2 A/Vs cannot co-exist).

    I would like to get specific advice to improve my method.

    Separately, I wondered why the gurus never seem to caution against using a brand new HD to put their backup on. Infant mortality works on hard drives too. I always have used at least 6 month old hard drives for backing up.

    I still have a 120GB Seagate HD that works fine in one of the gadgets you can use to convert a HD to a USB drive. I bought it new in 2000 or 2001.
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    When you say update, what type of files are involved in this update?

    Anyway, you seem to be running an AV and a whitelisting app (didn't know PC Matic, but admiting that it is effective, it will provide protections most AVs are incapable of), so in terms of security, probably are ok (I will say that the performance improvements claimed and the fact that there seem to be quite a few custom made review sites just with the goal of boosting PC Matic's reputation are highly disqualifying of it as a trusted product, and its makers as trusted sources, though).

    About the HDDs, I have no issues using new drives, for a simple reason - I don't use a single drive for my backups. You need a backup for the backup drive, as well, unless you want to risk finding the backup drive is bad, just when you need it.
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    PC Matic has a lot of negative reviews mainly due to false positives:
    http://www.amazon.com/PC-Pitstop-PCM...ews/B0046ZLW1G

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    PC Matic has a lot of negative reviews mainly due to false positives:
    http://www.amazon.com/PC-Pitstop-PCM...ews/B0046ZLW1G

    Jerry
    I'd say it looks a bit "scammy" .
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    You should see the infomercial...

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