Question about Ransomware

jtpcamp

Honorable Member
#1
This is not a problem for me but I did not know where to post this question

Which is: When a computer is infected with Ransomware is just the C drive encrypted or do all other partitions and hard drives encrypted? I have 3 hard drives and one is external that is always connected with a total of 5 logical drives and although I back up my C drive, I am wondering if I need to back up the others? I am wondering due to the increase of Ransomware infections.

Thanks for the advice.
Jim
 


ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#2
any drive that has a letter can be infected so yes c or d drive are both possible... a drive with no letter assigned to it can't be attacked by this type of malware.
 


jtpcamp

Honorable Member
#3
any drive that has a letter can be infected so yes c or d drive are both possible... a drive with no letter assigned to it can't be attacked by this type of malware.
Thank you for the prompt reply and the advice.
If one gets infected will a reformat of the C drive fix the other drives?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#4
Ransomware encrypts files on any drive it can find, so you would need to format all the drives affected.
 


jtpcamp

Honorable Member
#5
Ransomware encrypts files on any drive it can find, so you would need to format all the drives affected.
Thank you all on this forum for the advice. These answers were what i was looking for.
 


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