Windows 10: Theoretical Question - Backups and Malware

Discus and support Theoretical Question - Backups and Malware in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Only today I started reading about Storage Spaces in Windows 10. My question at this stage is theoretical. If I set up a backup program of my data or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by meridius, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. meridius Win User

    Theoretical Question - Backups and Malware


    Only today I started reading about Storage Spaces in Windows 10.

    My question at this stage is theoretical. If I set up a backup program of my data or even image my operating system to another physical drive, is there not the real risk that malware within my operating system then spreads to the backup drive therefore rendering the backup data or image either infected or in the worst case following a failed recovery, useless.

    I don't know how Internet Security suites operate in relation to constantly updating and scanning new web pages, downloads or applications, if we are not doing this on demand. In my case the only way I can be certain to the best of my ability is to occasionally do a full scan. Also the possibility of hidden malware in the system...

    :)
     
    meridius, Apr 24, 2019
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  2. Boatvan Win User

    Did our Epson printer get hacked?

    Another question, is this on a home network or a work network? The steps @eidairaman1 listed are always a good first step. If this is on a work network you manage, I'd be much more concerned than the home one. It is possible someone is screwing with you, but malware could also be the culprit.
     
    Boatvan, Apr 24, 2019
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  3. Best way to remove problem Malware

    Hi There,

    I am trying to remove a bundle of Malware without success.

    There is a bundle of listed programs which I try to uninstall through the typical Control Panel effort, but they remain listed there:

    Buenosearch Toolbar
    MyPC Backup
    PC Performer
    Speed Test 127
    UnknownFile

    I was looking at this weblink which provides a 5 step process for Buenosearch alone:
    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-bueno-search/

    Not sure how much certain guides can be trusted. One of the first things I read was to download Revo Uninstaller, and I've not heard of it so I'm not sure if it's trustworthy..........
     
    radioraheem, Apr 24, 2019
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