Preventing Reinfection from Backups
Posted 27 November 2008 - 06:34 AM
If so, how can we prevent the reinfection?
Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:07 AM
Helpful link: SpywareBlaster...
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:27 AM
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:49 AM
If the infection is severe, it is extremely important to scan the backups with an updated antivirus and anti-spyware tool...
....most people requesting assistance are doing so because they don't have a backup to go back to, or if they do, it was so old as to be useless...
...Probably the biggest risk is infected flash drives with how common they are these days, and how little understanding there is of how easily they can spread an infection...
People seem to be oblivious of the potential problem of flash USBs. I am not sure if I am paranoid, (just because I'm paranoid it doesn't mean that they are out to get me ) but I recently attended a course hosted by the local town hall. During this course I politly declined the facility of downloading my working files to one of my USBs. I was concerned that, even with the different spyware and antivirus programs running I ran the risk of being infected. No one else appeared to share my concerns.
Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:23 PM
only to get a report back that the computer was again infected, as the owner had reloaded files saved as soon as the infection had manifested itself onto another Drive, but that had NOT been pre-checked for infections before reloading them