Tuesday, July 27, 2010

DROPBOX: How to avoid viruses

Before, I thought there was just no way to avoid viruses at work since we constantly needed to share (send and receive files) by sharing USBs. My colleagues and I were aware that there are programs such as Winpop for sending and receiving files, but it left unanswered our need to have these shared files constantly updated as each one worked on it without having to send/receive it every time. Until we discovered Dropbox.

Dropbox is an online storage that helps you easily share files between the computers you use and also with other people. The files are stored online and on your computer. So whoever updates a shared file and does the usual saving procedure, the online file and that same file shared on each computer also automatically gets updated!

Another big advantage that we love with Dropbox is that by avoiding having to use USBs to share files, we have successfully been avoiding "sharing" viruses too! You can just imagine the savings in terms of money and time by not being infected by viruses and trojans. At work and at home, we use it even between XP/Win7 and Linux computers. Isn't it great?

Well, in case I was not able to explain it well, go to DROPBOX and find out more. The website explains it quite simply and facilitates the steps to register and set it up. It has a FREE ACCOUNT with 2GB storage, good enough, don't you think? But if you want more, you can gain more free storage by completing certain steps and inviting friends. Or, you can simply upgrade to a paid account. Try Dropbox!

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