Introducing the Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta

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  1. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #30

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there
    Any Ransomware - just forward details to the Police who handle Financial and Internet Fraud in your country. One we get a few of these scammers being seen to go to Jail I'll think we will all be a bit pleased.

    Decent backup / restore will always thwart any of this rubbish --people need to backup their DATA at least once in a while as well as OS then Ransoware can't do anything other than just be a simple irritant while people restore OS and data drives.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    If only it was that easy.
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  2. Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #31

    Winuser said:
    If only it was that easy.
    Backups are
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  3. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #32

    Winuser said:
    If only it was that easy.

    Geneo said:
    Backups are
    Depends on the backup program :)
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  4. Posts : 405
    Windows 10 21H1
       #33

    groze said:
    Depends on the backup program :)
    Personally, I don't use any program. I just copy all my files onto a backup drive in one go. I keep two versions of the backup files and delete the earliest version after a new backup. Moreover, my current working set of data is mirrored on the home desktop, work laptop, a USB drive, and Dropbox.

    In addition, I actually do follow the standard advise of not downloading stuff from emails of unknown origin. The way I do that is very simple - I don't have any email client on my machines, I use webmail, and download only those files that I actually need and expect. Anything else can be either ignored or opened in the cloud.

    And yes, if I happen to catch something like that ransomware, the first thing I'd do I'd call the police, not an IT shop.
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  5. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #34

    unifex said:
    Personally, I don't use any program. I just copy all my files onto a backup drive in one go. I keep two versions of the backup files and delete the earliest version after a new backup. Moreover, my current working set of data is mirrored on the home desktop, work laptop, a USB drive, and Dropbox.

    In addition, I actually do follow the standard advise of not downloading stuff from emails of unknown origin. The way I do that is very simple - I don't have any email client on my machines, I use webmail, and download only those files that I actually need and expect. Anything else can be either ignored or opened in the cloud.

    And yes, if I happen to catch something like that ransomware, the first thing I'd do I'd call the police, not an IT shop.

    You would still have to reinstall the operating systems get updates, re-install software programs. Then restore your files. I find it a lot easier restoring from a Macrium image and it saves a lot of time.
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  6. Posts : 11,183
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #35

    Winuser said:
    If only it was that easy.
    Hi there

    Macrium reflect to Backup W10 partition (120GB SSD) ----> 5 mins.
    Restore actually was quicker ---> 3.56 !!!!

    (Boot from USB 3 stick, OS on 120 GB SSD backup image on local HDD (6GB/s WD Red 3TB HDD).

    If people can't spare this amount of time to protect their systems -- 'Nuf said.

    Data backup obviously will take longer but you only have to backup data ONCE and just backup new files etc as and when.

    No sympathy at all with people these days who get Ransomware / Viruses etc without having proper backups - decent software is FREE anyway - and even commercial packages if you want something more robust will be an order of magnitude cheaper than any of these scam merchants will ask for.

    I've been posting on these sites (as have a load of others) AD NAUSEAM about the importance of proper backups -- seems people STILL don't get the idea.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #36

    I use a hybrid bakup. I have my data on 3tb of HDD, my of on SSD, and games on raided SSD. I back the os up frequently -it takes 4 minutes with macrium. Games are macrium incremental file bacups. Data is synced to other drives using Microsoft synctoy. It consumes very little time.
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  8. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #37

    Geneo said:
    Backups are
    I was referring to the forward it to the police and send them to jail part.
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  9. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #38

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    Macrium reflect to Backup W10 partition (120GB SSD) ----> 5 mins.
    Restore actually was quicker ---> 3.56 !!!!

    (Boot from USB 3 stick, OS on 120 GB SSD backup image on local HDD (6GB/s WD Red 3TB HDD).

    If people can't spare this amount of time to protect their systems -- 'Nuf said.

    Data backup obviously will take longer but you only have to backup data ONCE and just backup new files etc as and when.

    No sympathy at all with people these days who get Ransomware / Viruses etc without having proper backups - decent software is FREE anyway - and even commercial packages if you want something more robust will be an order of magnitude cheaper than any of these scam merchants will ask for.

    I've been posting on these sites (as have a load of others) AD NAUSEAM about the importance of proper backups -- seems people STILL don't get the idea.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I was referring to the report it to the police and sending them to jail part. You can report it to the police all you want. Finding them and having them arrested is going to be darn near impossible. I wouldn't be surprised if the chances of catching them is 0 to none.
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  10. Posts : 111
    Win 10 Pro 64bit (1909)
       #39

    I work on people's PC's all the time and I've upgraded 44 of them to Windows 10. I can count the number of people who regularly backup their data with one hand and have several fingers left over... I use Malwarebytes and install it on every PC I work on and have the PC's owner pay the $25 for the annual Premium license or I refuse to work on their PC. EVERY PC is infected with malware and many have AVAST, AVG, McAfee or other "garbageware" on them and their devices got infected regardless...
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