Edited by dpeters11, 21 February 2013 - 01:03 PM.
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New Internet Scam - ‘Ransomware’ Locks Computers, Demands Payment
Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:47 PM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:55 PM
Thanks, will get psi.
Will also remember the 3 rule theory.
I have my pc set up with Admin and [limited] User Accounts, with passwords for all.
So if youtube wants you to update flash, go to adobe web site. Got it.
So if back up is iffy, what's the best choice here?
I'm embarassed to admit this, I thought the malicious software removal tool was autorun. Could I get instruction on how to run this, and where it is located?
I've not heard of Eset, will look at that as well.
Now, on to read those articles and do my updates.
Thanks again to both of you.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:15 PM
Eset is also good, their product is NOD32. I would probably just use the AV product, not the suite. If you have more than two systems, the Family Security Pack is a steal. Keep in mind, AV is one small part of this. Running NBC.Com through a site called Virustotal today, it used 46 virus scanners to scan. 3 caught the malware. You can't say that one of those 3 are the good ones, they will not pick up something else. It's not really a negative against the AV companies, it just shows the size of the problem. Things were simpler when a virus was spread by floppy and just made the characters fall to the bottom of the screen. The motive was much different.
You still want a backup, as a general rule. Having a local backup, like to DVD is good, but disks go bad. You also want offsite backup. I use Carbonite for this. It starts at $60 a year, but it's unlimited. By default, it encrypts your data with their key, but you can make your own. Of course if you lose your own key, they can't help you.
Carbonite may help if you get this kind of malware, but I can't say for sure. It's not a network drive, and you can restore previous versions of files.
Edited by dpeters11, 21 February 2013 - 09:24 PM.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:22 AM
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:43 AM
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Directv Standard SD Receiver D12-700
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:17 AM
But there is a point where you've done everything you can and at least minimized the risk.