What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from WannaCry?
Someone recently asked me a question and I figure I come here for some quick responses as always.I'll post the question and please feel free to comment. I havent had time to research myself but it looks to be something to do with system files or retore point but I am not sure.I also do not have the OS they are running yet I would post it as soon as I find out.Well here it goes.
"There is a folder on my hard drive called “_RESTORE” and within it a folder named “ARCHIVE”.
I’ve discovered that in the ARCHIVE folder there are hundreds upon hundreds of files/folders(?) all with the name format:
RG1002598863 (each one is numbered differently)
The problem I’ve discovered is that a new one is added every 10 hours, on some sort of schedule, and has been happening since 2001!!
Each file/folder is approximately 7Mbit in size but with each new addition there is a slight increase in size, with the latest today being 8.31M.
When I ‘double-click’ each file/folder it contains the following items:
If I right-click on the above it only gives me options to COPY or EXTRACT.
If I right click on the RG1002598863 file/folder and look at it’s properties, it tells me it’s a Cabinet file, opens with explorer and has the ‘Archive’ attribute.
If I try to delete any of the above it tells me that the source file is in use!
I guess it is auto-archiving something regularly every 10 hours, but I have searched and have no idea what; it is nothing that I have set up (knowingly!).
The bottom line is that I have about 198M of an 18G hard drive left, and it’s disappearing rapidly!!
Any advice gratefully received
Comments: as always thanks in advance.
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