Backup4all is an easy-to-use but very capable backup tool, available in three different versions.
The basic Lite edition is aimed at home users, but still offers all the core functionality most people will need. You can specify the files and folders you'd like to back up; these can be saved to local, external or network drives; there are options to compress your archives, or password-protect them for security; and a simple scheduler can automatically run your backup jobs every day, week or month.
Restoration is just as straightforward because your backups are just mirrors of the original files and folders, stored in regular zip files. Simply open an Explorer folder and you'll be able to find and recover what you need in seconds.
The Standard edition of the program improves performance with its support for differential backups (copying only new or changed files). It's able to store multiple versions of a file, for both full and differential backups. The program can back up from network drives, and save your archives to CD, DVD or Blu-ray. And there's an option to run custom actions both before and after the backup.
Backup4all Professional completes the set. This supports full, differential and block-level incremental backups, each of which can be secured with 256-bit AES encryption. If local backups aren't good enough then your archive can be saved to FTP, SFTP, Azure and Amazon S3 destinations, and email notifications will ensure you're always up-to-date with the current backup status.
Review by Mark Wilson
Most system performance issues are often a result of other software clashing with your brand new software. For instance, security software can clash with a background process, such as a system maintenance tool or defragmentation software. Another cause of system slowdown, is a result of two software applications performing a similar task. As an example, Windows includes a firewall switched on as a default. Your new security suite is likely to include a firewall. You only need one firewall running. In this example, try turning off your system firewall.
Uninstalling Your New Software
Occasionally you may need to either temporarily or permanently remove your new software.
On a Windows computer, go to the Control Panel and choose Programs and Features. Locate the program within the list, then click it to highlight it. Finally, click the Uninstall button at the top of the list and follow the instructions to remove the program from your PC.
On an Apple Mac computer, using Finder, locate the Applications folder. Within the Applications folder, find the name of the application you wish to remove. Simply drag the icon to your Trash icon in your dock. Empty the Trash to remove the files from your computer.
Still Having Problems?
If you cannot solve your system performance issues or are struggling to remove your software, we advise contacting the software manufacturer. If you placed an order, see the section in the order which states Support options. Alternatively, go to the Contact Us page to contact store support directly.