Windows 10: Encrypted Malware

  1.    08 Apr 2016 #1

    Encrypted Malware


    Slightly off topic - I'm running Win10 on a NTFS formatted disk and have another sata connected hd that I use for backup (this backup hd is also formatted NTFS). If I were to open one of these encryption malware emails and it (virtually instantly) encrypted my hd would my 2nd sata connected hd also be in danger or is it just the hd the email client resides on that is encrypted?
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  2.    08 Apr 2016 #2

    quarkrad said: View Post
    Slightly off topic - I'm running Win10 on a NTFS formatted disk and have another sata connected hd that I use for backup (this backup hd is also formatted NTFS). If I were to open one of these encryption malware emails and it (virtually instantly) encrypted my hd would my 2nd sata connected hd also be in danger or is it just the hd the email client resides on that is encrypted?
    Hi.
    These encryption malware will encrypt everything connected to the system; some even will attack unmapped network shares. The only sure way to keep a drive safe is to have it disconnected when not in use.

    Might want to have a read of this:
    Solved BitDefender Releases Combo Crypto-Ransomware Vaccine - Windows 10 Forums

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