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Make sure your computer is backed up

Posted By: schenimann

Make sure your computer is backed up - 10/01/13 05:02 AM

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.
Posted By: shortcircuit

Re: Make sure your computer is backed up - 10/01/13 11:27 AM

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.
Posted By: BigB

Re: Make sure your computer is backed up - 10/01/13 03:46 PM

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.
Posted By: Wmackay

Re: Make sure your computer is backed up - 02/07/14 09:16 PM

Windows system restore works great for me
Had a "ransomware" last week recovered just fine
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