Common Problems with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is data recovery software for the macOS and Windows operating systems. It features an intuitive user interface and a “free” edition that claims to restore up to 2 gigabytes (GB) of data.  Like most popular data...
April 21, 2023

Can a MacOS Computer Get a Virus?

Apple’s macOS is extremely secure, but like all operating systems, it can be infected by trojans, viruses, ransomware, and other types of malware.  This is less of a significant threat than on Windows machines for several reasons:By default, macOS...
April 20, 2023

Is It Possible to Recover Data from a Formatted SSD?

If you’ve accidentally formatted an SSD, data recovery is unlikely, but potentially possible. Here’s an overview.
April 19, 2023

Will Crypto Rally in Summer 2023? 

Let’s be clear: If we could predict the future prices of cryptocurrencies, we wouldn’t be writing this article. We’d be on a yacht somewhere — and if an industry analyst claims that Bitcoin or other major cryptocurrencies will surge in...
April 18, 2023

The RTM Locker Ransomware Group: 4 Quick Facts

RTM (Read The Manual) Group is a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) organization that has attacked businesses in the United States and other countries. Like most ransomware groups, RTM gains access to target systems through phishing, software vulnerabilities, or other attack vectors, then...
April 17, 2023

Should You Pay a Ransomware Attack? 

Ransomware continues to disrupt public organizations, businesses, and private computer users, and the trend isn’t showing signs of stopping. Over the past several years, malicious actors have attacked thousands of targets, and by one estimate, ransomware was involved in 25% ...
April 14, 2023

Paying a Ransomware Ransom Is (Usually) Illegal

If you’re hit with a ransomware attack, you’re facing an unpleasant choice: Pay the ransom to restore your files, contact a professional ransomware recovery company, or lose important data forever. However, in the United States, paying the ransom may be...
April 13, 2023

What Is a Lost Hard Drive Partition?

In data storage technology, a partition is a container with a file system. The file system allows the data storage device to manage files.  Every popular data storage device uses partitions. Without partitions, a device might still contain the magnetic...
April 12, 2023

Why a Hard Drive Reads as a RAW Drive

If your computer identifies a hard drive (or other data storage device) as RAW, that means that the file system has become unreadable. The operating system cannot understand how the data is organized, so the drive is treated as unformatted. ...
April 11, 2023

Common Problems with Disk Drill Data Recovery Software

Disk Drill is a (mostly) free data recovery utility for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. The software claims to be able to recover files from “virtually any storage device,” including internal hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs),...
April 5, 2023