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Giveaway of the day — Zoolz Cloud Backup Basic 2.1.7

Zoolz is a set and forget cloud backup solution for your data and computers.
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Zoolz Cloud Backup Basic 2.1.7 was available as a giveaway on April 26, 2016!

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Zoolz is a set and forget cloud backup solution for your data and computers! Your data will be stored on the ultra-secure Amazon AWS servers for a lifetime (meaning that with Zoolz cloud backup, you can back up all your hard-disks, external and network drives, delete the data off to save space, and never worry about your data ever getting deleted from the cloud as long as you are subscribed to the Zoolz service).

Please note: The software includes a 1-Year license, 100 GB of storage.

System Requirements:

Windows XP SP3/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ Windows Server 2003/ 2008/ 2008 R2/ 2011/ 2012; at least 512MB of RAM; Intel Pentium 4 processor or above, AMD Athlon 64; 200 MB of free hard drive space

Publisher:

Zoolz

Homepage:

http://home.zoolz.co.uk/

File Size:

12.1 MB

Price:

$14.99

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#22

MEGA
https://mega.nz/

Start with 50 GB for free, then you can sign up for one of the Pro packages and get up to 4 TB of encrypted storage - 96 TB bandwidth.

Unlike with other cloud storage providers, your data is encrypted & decrypted during transfer by your client devices only and never by them. This means your data is accessible any time, from any device, anywhere and only you control the keys to your files.

Share folders with your contacts and see their updates in real time. Online collaboration is the most private and secure.

Need I say more?

PS.: We do not know or work for this person, but we used his services before - the US government closed him down because he would not let them inside the online stored files - now he restarted the service even better in New Zealand because only you can decrypt your files.

Reply   |   Comment by Ixwa  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

Became very interested in computer security many years ago and started to visit the hacking sites. In those days the hackers were DIY hackers who didn't buy off-the-shelf malware.
The level of understanding, in particular of compiled code, was quite extraordinary and I came to the conclusion that protecting yourself from them was practically impossible.
So don't put important information anywhere where you don't have total control of it.

Recently the celebrities who bared all had a wider audience than they anticipated, don't join them. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Salvia  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Looks to be as capable as other software packages offering similar features... I just can't get past the fact that backing up to "the cloud" boils down to saving my data on some random stranger's hard drive... That's what it is.. A server in a closet (where?) with a bunch of hard drives hooked up to it... I like to control what basket(s) my eggs are in.

Reply   |   Comment by R. Daneel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Software seems to select all files under selected folder, but when one has many files and doesn't wish to back up all files, it is handy to have Unselect all.

Reply   |   Comment by Jugem  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

With windows10, e-mail, they lowered their data amount just recently to 15G; to store in the cloud. I Think this program is great. I am very happy even if 100G was lower. After the Giveaway time is up, then I can decide what to do (pay). For the time period I can use the space- be protected, and other good things. TY GOTD Team...

Reply   |   Comment by Ed PENNY  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#17

I use cloud backup as a backup to my encrypted NAS backups and primary file storage in a Win2012 Server RAID environment. There are legal ramifications to my business record keeping so I do this for business purposes and use it for most personal storage as well. But, not all.

per BobbyA, So the 0.01% I don't store in the cloud!
Reply | Comment by george – 2 hours ago

Right Answer! Our family's legal, financial and tax documents are not backed up to the cloud (17.8 MB of data). I have multiple offline storage copies which are updated from time to time. Once a year, I put a USB thumbdrive and a DVD in our bank lockbox, as a last resort case.

I bring this up because there isn't a single perfect answer. Of course, we all need backup. And, we all need privacy. But, the length to which one should go in meeting these needs should be based on thoughtful analysis.

I remember reading a paper from IBM many years ago that talked about the first steps to privacy and data security planning is to assess the needs. There are family photos that I would never want to lose. But, if someone wants to steal access to the pic of me and my 88yr old Aunt Betty walking on the beach just before she passed, well, I guess I can live with that. If, and I say if, I had pics of an encounter with someone outside my marriage, I would place privacy above security – Duh . . .

Working in healthcare has been helpful in understanding some of these concepts. Records of my heart and asthma conditions, as well as of diseases and conditions of my family are very important to us as we try to navigate today's dysfunctional healthcare system. I thought for quite a while that privacy was also crucial. But, over time, and with the perspective of being a former head of health insurance underwriting and a licensed agent, I came to the conclusion that the only reason to keep medical records private is to prevent them from being used by someone to market their “stuff” to me. You used to have to worry about the info being used to discriminate against you in insurance underwriting. But Obamacare eliminated that. In the past, the information would also be used by employers to discriminate against you in a hiring situation. There are current laws against that as well.

But, we have this particular privacy issue in all facets of American life.

Do you want your church donation records or your contributions to the NRA or the Sierra Club, or Ted Cruz or Bernie Sanders to be secure from public reach? I mean really secure! This is very expensive to do. Let's understand just where the exposure lies and make reasonable decisions from there.

I will not even try Zoolz due to its bait and switch outreach model. But, I thought the discussion was worth a comment.

Reply   |   Comment by sj  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

sj,

"I use cloud backup as a backup to my encrypted NAS backups and primary file storage... I do this for business purposes and use it for most personal storage as well."

AFAIK it's maybe more common when you have loads of data initially to send off physical drives or discs, using internet backup incrementally after.

"Our family's legal, financial and tax documents are not backed up to the cloud (17.8 MB of data). I have multiple offline storage copies which are updated from time to time. Once a year, I put a USB thumbdrive and a DVD in our bank lockbox."

Not disagreeing, an encrypted 7z file is an encrypted 7z file, no matter where it is stored. A data center with guards & protections against environmental hazzards is a far safer environment than most of us have at home or work. That said, when the amount of data is a hassle to upload, & you don't want to send it physically to a storage company, a poor man's solution can be to take out a PO Box, & mail discs [DVD or BD] to it.

"I came to the conclusion that the only reason to keep medical records private is to prevent them from being used by someone to market their “stuff” to me."

It's an indication of risk, e.g. your "heart and asthma conditions, as well as of diseases and conditions of my family" are reasons not to hire you, not to do biz with your biz, to charge you more for insurance, to charge you more for credit, to prevent you from getting clearance to work in sensitive areas etc...

" But Obamacare eliminated that. In the past, the information would also be used by employers to discriminate against you in a hiring situation. There are current laws against that as well. "

And I've got a bridge to sell ya! :) If everyone played by the rules there wouldn't be police or prisons or regs or the people who attempt to enforce them.

"Do you want your church donation records or your contributions to the NRA or the Sierra Club, or Ted Cruz or Bernie Sanders to be secure from public reach? I mean really secure! This is very expensive to do."

I'd humbly suggest cash, gift cards, pre-paid debit cards & the like, unless you're talking big money, & then you can afford to pay for ways to keep it hidden.

"I will not even try Zoolz due to its bait and switch outreach model. But, I thought the discussion was worth a comment."

I could see Zoolz being welcome &/or handy for some, but regardless, you brought up several excellant points IMHO worth talking about.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

sj, another reason to keep healthcare data private: potential employers can use it to decide if you or members of your family are a high-maintenance medical liability. This could keep you from getting a job with them.

Reply   |   Comment by mr.dave  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I use an external hard drive........no maintenance fees....its portable....it can be secured by yourself with no access to others.......its inexpensive....and you take it with you when you go........even to your grave. Whatever is online or on your computer is subject to many changes in time and technology so if only you have access to it then only you can change or destroy it as needed vs someone or some program that wants to make your business their business. geezzzeeee people.

Reply   |   Comment by dusty1again  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

dusty1again, what happens if you loose the driveor it stops working. God forbid.

Reply   |   Comment by jay  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

dusty1again,

"I use an external hard drive... if only you have access to it then only you can change or destroy it as needed vs someone or some program that wants to make your business their business."

An encrypted 7z file is an encrypted 7x file -- you want to make it harder, split the file into pieces stored in different places. Don't have that much data? Think of all the places you can hide microSD cards. That said, if it's worth keeping, it's worth keeping redundant copies, preferably in different places -- everything is suceptable to failure & destruction. With the spread of ransomware external, unconnected storage is ideal protection, but please consider that ransomware on your device is not necessarily going to encrypt your stuff then & there, but search for connected storage too -- if you're infected when you connect a single external drive, it's gone too. And that's besides all the other potential points of failure from only storing your stuff on one external drive.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Zoolz Small Print

Rules and restrictions imposed by Zoolz that aren't easily accessible on the website, but are still very much enforced, can be found tucked away in Zoolz's Terms.

Here are several things you should be aware of before creating an account:

- Zoolz has the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue its services without providing you with any notice (though they will use reasonable efforts to do so)

- If you avoid renewing your paid or trial account, if your account expires, or if it's terminated, Zoolz reserves the right to automatically delete all your backed up data

- If you cancel your Zoolz account, your personal data may be kept in their backup records

- Credit card information is the only personal data that's disclosed to third parties and that's done only to process your payments

- Your IP address may be recorded when backing up data

- Zoolz doesn't view any data that you back up, but they will disclose your information in compliance with a government request

- You agree that you won't use Zoolz to transmit any malicious or harmful computer code

- Zoolz will terminate any account that uploads or stores files that are infringing on copyrights held by third parties

Reply   |   Comment by BillyB  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

BillyB, Thank you for posting the over-reaching terms!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike S.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike S.,
Mike:

I believe your purpose in this post was to make us aware of some of the terms that exist with this program. That is commendable and appreciated.

However, I do not see anything unreasonable concerning the terms as you describe them. A business, or for that matter an individual, should not be held accountable for storing a person's backup files for ever. I think that is commendable for the company to at least imply that they would use reasonable methods to notify those using their service of the company's intention to close down or cancel an individual's backup account.

Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

The cloud is fine for backup of audio, video, pictures and some software, but
NEVER EVER for personal data, files, passwords or banking statements.
Sooner or later all that info belongs to the owners of the cloud servers, just read the fine print and your will realize how stupid and naive we are sometimes. Free storage is just a teaser, the nagging to get more storage will never stop. There are 5 or more redundant copies of anything you send to the cloud and will replicate in some storage vaults forever, canceling the service will not erase any data but will belong to the owners of the storage servers forever.

Reply   |   Comment by sonia  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

sonia,
no, nothing will be replicated and saved beyond your lease period plus the usual grace time given for you to retrieve what you might have lost locally simply because the provider needs money to maintain the service.

The free storage space for a year is indeed of not much use if you do not even consider carrying on with the service.
But what the service charges actually are you can find out by going to the website of today's offer.

I too have no need for todays offer because for the same price as that company charges I have the 1TB plus a GB Microsoft OneDrive inclusive of the complete Office package.

But your replicatation forever belief is just not true.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Sigrid.DE , Sorry but, that not what the provider's terms provide. Do I think that my info. will be used/misused? No. Do the terms allow that to happen? Seemingly, yes.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike S.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Sigrid.DE ,
Sonia is correct, I used to work for a small cloud company that went belly up and yes there are at least 5 places where the customer data is stored because of safety reason, we used to subcontract different cloud company for safety storage and to backup our servers. Just imagine the night mare if our storage servers catch fire, we will be out of business overnight.

Reply   |   Comment by martin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Mike S.,
your personal data, this being your name, address, bank account/credit card number and suchlike, are stored by legal obligations in the EU for a minimum time.
If in the time of active storage a court orders your files to be surrendered for examination this will be done. So, if you have data stuff of any illegal nature nobody would recommend cloud storage because it would not be the way to hide it from prosecuting/investigating services.
IP numbers are stored, files are scanned for extensions, and for sure extreme upload/download quantities (depending on the scheme chosen) are monitored.
But supposing you are just a normal citizen who wants to securely backup data on a cloud server
against a reasonably affordable charge you have nothing to fear.
No one is interested in seeing your private pics, videos, docs, pdfs your YT or wherever from videos and audios. However, if you engage in filesharing to an extent that would indicate you are doing something commercially or illegally you may come in conflict not only with certain copyright laws, but possibly, or most likely, with Zoolz' own terms.
Business in the world-wide net is very much subject to the legal requirements of the country, or in the EU, also to European legislation.

My open question to the Microsoft helpdesk before entering the contract was whether their terms would expect me to upload Office docs/data resp.would there be any objection to me using the Terabyte plus space for securing my pictures. The answer was why should they object. I pay for the service, get the Office package I want and the storage space, and they in turn provide the service.
To any business, privacy and security in transactions is the base of customer trust and loyalty.

If you live and travel in Europe you will know that certain public services have been cut down for cost reasons, and I can assure it certainly helps if you can, for instance produce a copy of your driving licence, identification card etc in the case of loss with speedy requirement for temporary papers.
Nice if you can assist by providing a copy from your cloud storage. Between waiting 3 hours or a full day or longer for replacement can make a lot of difference, in costs and inconvenience.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

sonia,

"The cloud is fine for backup of audio, video, pictures and some software, but NEVER EVER for personal data, files, passwords or banking statements."

Unless you wrote it or otherwise own the rights, there are likely legal reasons you cannot, or at least should not store software in a cloud account belonging to you. Unencrypted media files, e.g. photos, are the type of files that are regularly scanned to make sure the company hosting the cloud storage is not legally libel for anything. AN encrypted file OTOH can't be opened & scanned any easier than it could on your own personal hard drive -- perhaps it might be even harder because there's no storage of the passwords or keys like might be found on your drive. And if a cloud company can't see into your encrypted file, it can't be held responsible, so there's no reason to try to scan it further.

"Free storage is just a teaser, the nagging to get more storage will never stop."

True enough -- the company won't make any money if no one buys anything, so they either must sell or die.

"There are 5 or more redundant copies of anything you send to the cloud and will replicate in some storage vaults forever,"

Almost... Drives are typically redundant, so if a drive fails, customers don't lose everything. With the big companies data centers are also redundant, and data may be shared between them for the same sorts of reasons -- so something like a hurricane or fire won't wipe every customer out -- plus when data's shared in different parts of the world, customers might get faster access when it's stored physically closer to them. As far as holding onto stuff forever, stored data may or may not be deleted when an account expires, but there's no reason to keep it when the space it takes up is needed for something else. It doesn't make economic sense. Customer records OTOH may be kept for years, or even forever -- biz legally has to hold onto such stuff for a period of time, and after that time expires, it costs them money to get rid of what they don't need. It just may not be worth it to them to pay somebody to find that stuff, then pay to have it destroyed, when it's doing no harm in their view just sitting where it is.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

martin, Lol, I can just picture the endless regress... cloud server backed up to a cloud server that's backed up to another cloud server that's backed up to another cloud server that's backed up to another cloud server that's backed up to another cloud server that's backed up to another cloud server that's backed up to another cloud server ad infinitum ...

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Alias  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

:-)))) 1-Year license. And then...? :-))))

Reply   |   Comment by Mikik  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Mikik, And then, per the terms, no more access/availability, unless you've started paying . . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Mike S.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

I'll stick with my 1.25TB of OneDrive storage from Microsoft via O365 (250GB were free). My entire family uses it and can easily share, stream, and backup/restore from anywhere without complex software required. (100GB....that's cute)

Reply   |   Comment by OldSchool  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

I start by saying that I am not a Google employee.

Google Drive gives you 15gb FREE cloud storage forever or for $2US/Month, you get 100gb, For $10US/mo. you get a tb of cloud storage. I use the 15gb deal. Create folders and Drag & Drop ANY files, up to 5tb EACH into or between folders. you can make individual folders visible to the entire web or send friends the link to THAT folder alone. You can restrict access to merely viewing or allow friends to download or even Edit the files in ONLY THAT folder.

Drive appears like any other folder on your desktop and you can use it as such.

It's the easy way to broadcast large files (whole movies) to friends. And it's Google whom I trust far more than some start=up cloud storage service.

Reply   |   Comment by dave  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

dave,
You "Trust" Google ? Well I suppose it takes all sorts. No doubt you trust Microsoft too.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)

dave, Google Drive (and OneDrive from MS) are great... for drag and drop. Zoolz is a backup -- meaning it automatically backs up what you want to, to their cloud. No drag and drop required. And I believe there is a mobile app too. Yeah, you will pay more for more users, but it is a lot easier to backup.

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

mahaal, gogle and onedrive are cloud synced storage... add almost any free backup software, even windows built in backup software and point the backup destination to the cloud synced storage folder and then you have the same sort of thing as todays offering potentially at no extra cost.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Nigel, Yes, I trust Google and Microsoft more than I trust the unknown company here . . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Mike S.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

TK, I know that, but you have to keep the files not only in their original locations, but yet again in the cloud's folder(s) on your system(s). If you are going to pay Google or MS for the additional storage you will most likely need, then why duplicate the files/folders?

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mahaal, one school of thought is to keep valuable files in at least 3 different places, so original location is one. place the shared googledrive or onedrive folder on a different local drive and the cloud storage makes 3 seperate places. for recovery you'd use the fastest location that is the shared cloud drives folder, and if that backup drive or complete system failed you could take the slower option of retrieving it direct from the cloud. There would be limited value to placing the cloud drives folder onto the same drive as the original data but it would still be fine at protecting you from accidental deletions or overwriting without using the hit and miss VSS previous versions facility which does NOT store every change but operates on a static schedule so could miss several revisions and does not protect against drive or operating system failure.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, I realize that, but you still have to take the time to copy the original files to the cloud storage location on your alternate drive. Perhaps a really good alternative to that would be to point backups (within a backup program's settings) to the cloud's storage location (still moved from the default C drive so our smaller SSD drives are not cluttered!). THAT is the best way IMO, so after I price out the costs of Zoolz and others to Google and the like, I will do that instead of copying.
I prefer a backup program that uses zip instead of proprietary methods so the files are easily accessible. I also will not be using OneDrive because of what M$ is doing to us there!

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

the bait is free a big amount or unlimited space
then changes to a paid service or loose it all
microsoft did it so why not

Reply   |   Comment by Paco Peco  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Paco Peco, Actually, my free Microsoft space is mine to keep; unlike the time-limited "offer" here.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike S.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#9

There is only one service that you should even consider in this cloud storage space: Spider Oak. They are a privacy first company and built their technology so even they can not access your data. Snowden endorsed. .

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Tom, To be honest anybody is welcome to see 99.99% of anything on my computer. What dodgy stuff is everybody obsessed with encryption and security up to?

Reply   |   Comment by george  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)

george, the fact that you said 99.99% instead of 100% should answer it for you.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

BobbyA, So the 0.01% I don't store in the cloud!

Reply   |   Comment by george  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

george, same here. Just make a special folder for bank statements, legal documents, medical records etc and move that to external srorage. Then no need to worry about security.

Reply   |   Comment by Gandalf  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

george, but your government may already have the right to install trojan or use undocumented backdoors into your computer to access that 0.01% of private information, it matters not if it is on the cloud or only on your internet connected computer... never put on a computer what you MUST keep private!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I urge all of you to look up Real Future: What Happens When You Dare Expert Hackers To Hack You (Episode 8) on youtube and watch other info videos from DefCon. If you aren't worried about security, you are plain just stupid.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

Well, a customer by the name of Ryan Gallagher had his Zoolz account cancelled after the company discovered some old .torrent files (not any actual infringing material) among his backed up data. The result was an immediate termination of his backup plan, with a one week timeframe to remove data from his account before it was deleted,

‘My account and all data (1.3TB) was nuked, they would not budge on deleting specific ‘prohibited file names’ saying they had no way to do it. It’s a complete waste of time and bandwidth.’

Hidden away deep within Zoolz’s ToS Product Agreement is the following justification for this action,

‘If Metadata checking (i.e. file names) reveals that an account has content relating to video piracy, software piracy or any copyrighted data with the intent to distribute (i.e. torrents) the account will be immediately terminated.’

Um – how exactly is ‘metadata checking’ (filenames, not actual data it should be stressed) in any way ‘zero knowledge’? It also means that when the data is being encrypted client-side, the software is sending this metadata to Zoolz!

Reply   |   Comment by jay  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+86)

jay, Was wondering about that part also. They have no clue what you put in but will terminate if they find any content that infringes on copyright laws? didn't make much sense.

Reply   |   Comment by Levitiquetus  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

jay,

Interesting... talk about hypocritical... (not you Jay... read on...)

I wanted to see if any other companies have a similar clause in their EULA's, so I just did a search on your excerpt ‘If Metadata checking (i.e. file names) reveals..."
I found many many hits, from numerous software companies and websites.
They are obviously all just copying someone else's EULA, replacing all references to the existing company name with their own company name, and then claiming the EULA as their own.

Ironic, isn't it? The EULA telling you that you are not allowed to infringe on copyrighted materials, is itself an infringement of someone else's material.

And they can't even deny they've done it or claim it's just coincidence. Because...

The excerpt you cite is always Part 4, Article c.

And the funniest part is, there's a typo, and almost all of them reproduce the typo.
The sentence is cut-off at the same point:

"(c) If Metadata checking (i.e. file names) reveals that an account has content relating to video piracy, software piracy or any copyrighted data with the intent to distribute (i.e. torrents)"

The words "the account will be immediately terminated." is missing from all of them.

(Which also means they can't point at their EULA and say it gives them the right to terminate. But that's a separate issue.)

And it all kinda makes you wonder who was the original author of that EULA.

Cheers

Reply   |   Comment by Johnnie Walker  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#7

Of course, 100Gb is nothing these days, and a "one year" licence is basically useless, if you want to operate "freely"....

But for me, in this special case, I think it will be useful...

I am running Win7 32-bit on this Lenovo T420, and I have been having problems with it recently. (Like simply moving the cursor from the bottom of an email I have been writing, to the top -- and suddenly finding the whole lot gets "highlighted", and IMMEDIATELY, without me doing anything, it horrifyingly gets deleted!)

So I am gonna give Win10 32-bit a try (even though this is a 64-bit machine). Before I do so, I will back up this Win 7 system to the cloud, just in case it is no better -- so that I can always return to Win7, if I wish. Even if it means putting it back onto a completely new hard disk. Because they're cheap enough nowadays.

I know with Zoolz I will lose everything after a year -- but well within that period, I should have decided what I am gonna do....

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Its probably the trackpad that is causing you woes. Can you use a USB mouse as a temporary solution?
How much memory have you got? If 32bit, I would suspect 2 or possibly 4. More memory and definetely an SSD instead of a normal HDD would give your laptop a new lease of life.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke (CS Computer Services)  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Tranmontane,
Sounds like maybe your mouse is faulty?

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Tranmontane,

You have a hardware problem. Add Win10 and you have both a hardware and software problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Tranmontane,
Could be keyboard as well, hopefully just something like crumbs stuck in it (hold it upside down and tap, you'll find all sorts of detritus come out). Maybe even crumbs in the edges of the trackpad.

I had somewhat similar problems, was going to install a new OS like you despite a knowledgeable person telling me it sounded like hardware. Turns out it was my monitor's USB extension ports were weakening, which were housing my wireless keyboard and mouse receiver. The solution was to replace the monitor's bad capacitors. Who'da thunk it?

So yes, listen when they're saying it sounds like hardware.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe T.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#6

I download i install https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/zoolz-cloud-backup/ After registered I don't get 100GB promo key for 1 year - why ? When I wrote by chat to ZOOLZ they directed me to you . What next ?

Reply   |   Comment by gienek  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#5

I NEVER EVER will store any of my files in someons cloud.... Never ever!

Reply   |   Comment by black5  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

black5, I couldn't agree with you more. I use a heavily encrypted NAS drive to store my personal files on. Using a cloud is just asking for trouble.

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Lenny, that's a good thought, but what about a house fire, tornado, etc., that zaps both your hard drive and your backup? That is the one feature of a cloud drive that's hard to beat. It should be there regardless of almost any disaster.

Reply   |   Comment by noseitall  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

Megasync gives you 50GB free.and never expires. Backup to a cloud is dependent on upload speed from your server and even 10 megs will take hours unless you have an asynchronous IP service.

Reply   |   Comment by dan6807  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

dan6807, I would be careful with this. Adrive.com offered the same deal for years. Suddenly one day it changed. We were given the choice to subscribe or start downloading our data. Not thay Megasync will do this but it is something to keep in mind.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#3

mega.nz (50 GB), mediafire (50 GB)=100 GB of storage(free lifetime). I also suggest multcloud. I also have cloud.mail.ru 100 GB free account (now 25 GB free for new accounts)

Reply   |   Comment by maynak00  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

This is quite a tempting offer BUT "never worry about your data ever getting deleted from the cloud as long as you are subscribed to the Zoolz service" made me think twice.

What happens to my data when the one year license expires? Gone with the wind?

Reply   |   Comment by Niko  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)

Niko,

Simply you have to buy a subscription....

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)

Mario,

Thanks. I knew that. I just wanted to clarify some stuff so I chatted online with their Customer Service and she told me that all files will be deleted if one opts not to renew. A "grace period" of 3 months is given after the license expires. However, one cannot access the files during that period unless one pays the subscription.

Reply   |   Comment by Niko  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+69)
#1

The information claims that "you can back up all your hard-disks, external and network drives". The space they give you is 100GB. Most computers you buy now come with a minimum of 500GB HDD. So there seems to be a problem with that claim. Also it comes with a 1yr licence - so beloved by GOTD users. Basic free Dropbox comes with 2GB so it escapes me why you would pay for any less.

Reply   |   Comment by John Marsh  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

John Marsh, Sorry, posted before finishing comment about Dropbox. Admin - please delete and I will re-post

Reply   |   Comment by John Marsh  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
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