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  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #11

    Hi there
    Perfectly good advice.

    However I feel it still is important to get people always to take timely reliable backups of their systems / data -- this isn't INSTEAD OF of decent A/V protection should be an ADDITION to your measures - especially as whatever A/V system or measures you use reliable backup software is free for most users who don't need a full blown business or specialized backup software.

    Cheers
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  2. Barman58's Avatar
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       #12

    Fully agree and I take regular backups, system Images for the System Partitions and conventional file backups for data, using the Pro version of Aomei Backup.

    The protection of Networks, at home specifically, has been largely ignored until the option I mentioned, so thought it was a good idea to offer it as a possibility
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  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #13

    Barman58, could you share the name of this commercial product?

    Do you know if Netgear and BD Anti Malware are looking for beta testers. I have a relatively new Netgear 8500.

    I pretty much agree with all that has been said, AV tools, network intrusion and backups. The thing with backups is to have versions or generations.
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       #14

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    @Garyw
    Hope you weren't too much in trouble with recent storm in Florida.

    Ransomware these days isn't really the problem its made out to be
    Here's a simple relatively NON GEEKY solution to deal with it -- doesn't cost anything either.

    1) Download some Free backup software -- Macrium Free is liked by loads on this forum and its easy to use.
    2) create on USB the bootable rescue media -- easily done from the menu of the backup program
    3) Take an Image backup of your system on to an external HDD. (Take these regularly).
    @jimbo45
    We are far enough inland that we barely had any impact. A little rain, light winds and a lot of clouds.
    I have always been a backup fanatic. I wish I could convince my clients to do so. I back up the data on my main system to File History daily, to an other system weekly, and clone the data drive to an external H.D monthly. Most of my daily use files are on OneDrive.

    The system gets backed up to another drive bi-weekly (going to change that to weekly), and cloned to an external drive monthly.

    @Barman58
    Anti-malware on a router sounds very interesting. Please keep us informed.
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  5. Barman58's Avatar
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       #15

    Caledon Ken said:
    Barman58, could you share the name of this commercial product?

    Do you know if Netgear and BD Anti Malware are looking for beta testers. I have a relatively new Netgear 8500.

    I pretty much agree with all that has been said, AV tools, network intrusion and backups. The thing with backups is to have versions or generations.
    NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender | NETGEAR is the actual product link there is currently a 90 day (I think) trial offer from Netgear themselves
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #16

    Thanks
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