Lightning, Surges Still A Threat To PCs Despite the proliferation of low-priced surge suppressors for protection of electronic equipment, lightning strikes and surges continue to be major causes of damage to personal computers and data, experts say.

According to data published by Safeware, The Insurance Agency Inc.which markets insurance coverage for computerspower surges accounted for some 35,000 damaged desktop computers in 2000, and 30,000 in 2001. Also in 2000, 11,000 desktop units were damaged by lightning, while 8,000 were hit in 2001.

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