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#211264 - 10/01/13 01:02 AM Make sure your computer is backed up  
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I got hit by "ransomware" last week. Encrypted all the MS Office and adobe files on my computer. I also lost about half of my pics. Encrypted file are a total loss. I thought I had a secure backup, however they were encrypted as well. All I have for my company docs is a current quickbooks backup file. I lost all quotes, forms, etc. Just a reminder to make sure your systems are secure and backups are up to date.


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#211265 - 10/01/13 07:27 AM Re: Make sure your computer is backed up [Re: schenimann]  
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I use a MS system. What is the best way to back up files? I use an extra drive to backup files but you said that was lost also.


#211266 - 10/01/13 11:46 AM Re: Make sure your computer is backed up [Re: schenimann]  
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That's scary. What were you using for a backup drive? I have been using network attached storage via a cisco router, and my estimates and pics I backed up in the cloud. My invoice program runs on another pc that is not connected to the network or to the internet. On my main PC I have a "Windows Only" drive which hopefully can be easily swapped out in case of an attack, and my files and programs are on the D drive (Raid). Also running ESET.


#212716 - 02/07/14 05:16 PM Re: Make sure your computer is backed up [Re: schenimann]  
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Windows system restore works great for me
Had a "ransomware" last week recovered just fine



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