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 Post subject: Certain article concerning malware, Vista, and Windows 7
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:04 pm 
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http://www.examiner.com/article/fbi-investigating-cryptowall-malware

Scott, what do you have to say about what the article recommends concerning Windows 7 and Vista?


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 Post subject: Re: Certain article concerning malware, Vista, and Windows 7
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:01 pm 
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Please summarize, what does it recommend regarding Vista/7? Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Certain article concerning malware, Vista, and Windows 7
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:26 pm 
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Scott wrote:
Please summarize, what does it recommend regarding Vista/7? Scott.


It basically recommends using System Restore in order to restore one's PC to the last available restore point before the Cryptowall virus. I decided to bring this article up because of a KGO-TV news story about ransomware. My dad had me watch it. The story did bring up Shadow Copy.


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 Post subject: Re: Certain article concerning malware, Vista, and Windows 7
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:55 pm 
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Unfortunately that requires the service to be enabled on the drive (not standard for external or network drives) and it also only works file by file. There are potentially thousands (or more) of data files/folders on a system, it would be virtually impossible to get them all restored via that process without making a mistake or having a problem. Good backups are the only real recourse for this situation. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:08 pm 
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Michael Finney, the KGO-TV reporter who covered the story, did recommend "backing up files in a separate place."


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