There's a lot of it about at the moment click here
Which is one of the reasons I use a surge protector that includes a connection for my router. Not saying it will save my PC but it'll hopefully help.
A Surge protector is a help but the only sure fire protection[direct hit excepted of vourse] is to shut down and disconnect from phone and mains whilst the storm is overhead or nearby. The EMP from a near strike will jump across all protection.
And the rise in Earth potential will wreck your PC.
And too add to this thread...Very good advice.I lost a system earlier this year possibly to do with the lighting,my mobo and psu fried.I have since rebuilt this and now try to protect it via a surge protector.However the best advice is to pull the plugs and wait for it to blow over.
Counties bordering Wales now taking hits.
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