posted on Dec, 31 2018 @ 01:46 PM
i turn off automatic updates on EVERYTHING.
i backup my phone numbers and texts,using an ap. now when i get a new phone, open up the file, all my connections are there. i save this backup on a
i do not use the cloud ever.
i like to lets say, 'customize' my video game systems. the way to do that, is to never update firmware.
i recently had to get a new computer, i was using windows XP still. when i got win10, or whatever the heck it is, i saw it now has adware, built into
it, straight out the box.
same thing. turn off all updates. (if i restart my computer i have to connect to the internet, its not automatic!)
so i redownload win10, then delete all updates, delete all adware, delete any cloud crap, and attempt to delete as much communication between my
computer, and the bad guys that be.
im running an older version of firefox, which keeps 'reminding' me to update. i have 3 adblockers running at all times. sometimes websites do not
work as they are supposed to, because of adblockers, but sooooooo worth it.
on my cell, i turned off as many updates as i could as well. its in settings. but i also 'disabled' as many programs as i could as well on my cell.
spell checkers, turned off for sure. maps, i used to have turned off, but a few programs will not work with maps off.
during the day, i constantly turn my phone off. i know 'they' can still track you when your phone is off, but marketting companies cannot.
i hate the internati0nalists, and people might tell me i am overly cautious. but my computer is SWEET and fast moving, because no ads.
FOR sure, i turned off mozilla sync. when i first got a new cell phone i noticed how my email searches were being traded between the two devices.
if your computer tells you , you are locked out. wipe the harddrive and reformat. ESPECIALLY if is brand new.
backup everything on external harddrives or a dvd. i can reformat any of my devices and only lose 1 day of pics or notes if that. any notes or work
i do, i immediately back up on external drives, away from the pc or phone.
and again, i come home, backup all my texts into a file, back up my pics, transfer all my work to external harddrive, and then delete delete delete.
friends ask me for old pics, i tell them, nope, got none.
on my cell phone's hard drive? i have music and comic books. (i read comics on there, its awesome!) i do have a few photos of my work, but for the
most part, anything on my cell is 1-3 days old.
i learned how to use adobe illustrator and photoshop early on, and one thing my teachers emphasized ALWAYS hit save constantly. thats what i think of
the stuff on my phone.
i know people who have years of important work on their phone, and no backup. thats crazy. i have phone insurance, and ive had to replace lost or
broken phones a few times. again, never had to worry, cause i only lost 1 day of work.
so in conclusion.
1. turn off all automatic updates
2. turn off all syncs
3. disable as many programs as you can from automatically starting
4. backup everything on a regular basis to an EXTERNAL harddrive, computer does not count. or burn that stuff to a dvd.