Computer hacking is more prevalent now than ever before. If you’ve ever been the victim of a hack, you’ll know how painful the experience can be. You feel violated, digitally naked against an unknown force that’s trying to take over your cyber life.
There are several different types of cyber attacks that target individuals. It could be a case of malware injection, or the hacker could be using your system to get into a network that you belong to. In other cases, your data and files may be encrypted and you’ll be asked for ransom. Such ransomware is hard to handle, and companies like Microsoft, Apple, Intel and others continually try to upgrade their hardware and software to prevent such attacks.
But one of the worst situations to be in is if you’re locked out of your system by a hacker. What do you do when such a thing happens? Fortunately, if that ever happens to you, there’s a quick and easy way to unlock the computer and take care of the problem.
If your computer has been locked by a hacker, probably the most efficient tool – and easily the most elegant – is TunesBro WinGeeker Ultimate.
How Does the TunesBro WinGeeker Ultimate Software Work?
Everything is done behind the scenes in this powerful software. All the user has to do is install it on another working PC, create the bootable media on a USB stick or CD/DVD and then boot up the locked machine with the newly created media. That’s all there is to it.
Here are the steps you’ll need to follow:
Step 1: Download and install TunesBro WinGeeker Ultimate on another working Windows PC or laptop. Naturally, you will need admin rights to do so, so make sure you’ve got that.
Step 2: Launch the software and insert your USB drive or CD/DVD to create the bootable media. Once you select the target drive, simply click on “Burn” for the appropriate media.
Step 3: Once that process is over, take the bootable media and insert it into your locked computer. Boot it up, but while it boots, press the pre-defined key to change the boot order in the BIOS Setup Utility. Your bootable media should be the 1st Boot Device. Now save this configuration and exit.
Step 4: After the boot order has been changed, reboot your computer, which will boot up from the drive or disk you inserted. You will now see the software interface again.
Step 5: On the interface, choose the OS and the account username for which the password needs to be reset. Click on “Reset Password”, let the process complete, and then click on “Reboot.”
You’re all done. On the last reboot, you should be able to access your locked computer without a password. You can set another password at this point, but make sure it’s a secure one that you can remember. If you have any problem within this process, please contact TunesBro team for further assistance.
On a related note, did you know that you can protect yourself from the ill effects of hacking by purchasing a cyber-insurance policy? Not only will this cover the cost of any data theft or data destruction, by many cyber-insurance policies also cover extortion and other situations.
The field of cyber-insurance is relatively new. Even though the concept was promoted as early as the 1980s and 1990s, the very first cyber-insurance product is believed to have been underwritten by syndicate members of Lloyd’s of London, one of the most well-known insurance markets in the world. Lloyd’s is famous for underwriting policies for some of the oddest things in the world, like singer and performer Bruce Springsteen’s voice ($5.7 million) and a framed lock of assassinated U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s hair ($35,000).
On a more serious note, you might consider getting yourself a cyber-insurance policy from one of the many companies issuing such policies in the United States. This is particularly important if you’re a business owner or a professional services provider. But just in case you ever get locked out of your computer, you know there’s an easy way to get in. The insurance company can come in later and clean up the mess.
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