Question about Ransomware

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  1. jtpcamp

    jtpcamp Honorable Member

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    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
     
  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    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.
     
  3. jtpcamp

    jtpcamp Honorable Member

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    Thank you for the prompt reply and the advice.
    If one gets infected will a reformat of the C drive fix the other drives?
     
  4. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Ransomware encrypts files on any drive it can find, so you would need to format all the drives affected.
     
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  5. jtpcamp

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    Thank you all on this forum for the advice. These answers were what i was looking for.
     

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