Not too long ago, my computer began to have problems. Even though I have software on my computer to find viruses, my computer still got a virus. This virus was causing various background programs to run, and the background programs caused my image software to have errors. So, at various times, my screen would go blank.
So, the computer had to go to the store to be repaired.
I was so glad that I back up my files to three places – Dropbox, Carbonite, and an external hard drive. So, when the repair made it necessary to reinstall some programs and some files were no longer on the hard drive, I still had the files!
Make sure your files are in three places as well. You never know when your computer may contract a virus or malware.