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« on: Thursday July 14 2016 16:53:44 AEST PM »

Hostage situation on your PC - Ransomware
Those affected may find it quite spooky, either parts of or their entire system is no longer accessible. Instead, they are presented with notifications that can give you goosebumps: A police department is supposed to have found illegal material on their machines. Their copy of Windows is illegal and they need to purchase a license or they have violated copyright laws. Other messages may be more "honest" and will tell mortified users their PCs have been taken over and that their files have been encrypted. They are now required to pay a ransom because they fell victim to ransomware.
  
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« Reply #1 on: Friday July 15 2016 03:15:06 AEST AM »

Last days my PC become crazy.
It generate characters and other nonsense without typing on keyboard.
Reinstalling system help nothing.
Hope it is only because of hot summer wetter outside and not because of Hewlett Packard brand.
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« Reply #2 on: Sunday July 17 2016 08:22:14 AEST AM »

 The ultimate defense against Ransomware is to make regular image backups and save them to an external USB HD or cloud server.Then if hit with ransomware you can restore everything from your image file.You need to change your bios settings so that your PC can boot from a CD as most image programs have the option of  booting off a Dos disk. I use terabyte image for windows and paragon backup and recovery and save my image files to a 2TB USB HD. I have so far not been hit with any ransomware.
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« Reply #3 on: Sunday July 17 2016 08:34:21 AEST AM »

Would it not be easier to just have a external hard drive and just back up all your stuff on your regular hard drive?  Like making a mirror copy.  Do it once a week or when ever you have new info installed.  That is what I do.  And unplug the USB plug when not using the external hard drive.  Pretty easy to do.
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« Reply #4 on: Sunday July 17 2016 09:15:10 AEST AM »

  
Would it not be easier to just have a external hard drive and just back up all your stuff on your regular hard drive?  Like making a mirror copy.  Do it once a week or when ever you have new info installed.  That is what I do.  And unplug the USB plug when not using the external hard drive.  Pretty easy to do.

So do you have your OS on both drives?( ie a mirror or cloned copy on both drives). Can you boot from your USB HD? Its generally not a good idea to have backups on the same partition.
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« Reply #5 on: Monday July 18 2016 00:38:55 AEST AM »

Regular backup is good to prevention data damage caused by physical hardware fault.
In case of viruses and other mall-ware, backup is of a little help, cause you make backup with viruses too.
In such cases help good cleaning tools only.
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