How Do I Prevent Cryptolocker?

How Do I Prevent Cryptolocker?

There's a lot of misinformation out there on the topic and it is causing a great deal of damage independently of Cryptolocker itself. 

In this article, I'm going to:

  1. Answer the ongoing question about the viability of a local solution
  2. Explain how Cryptolocker works in plain English
  3. Explain the real ways to beat it
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What is Defrag? Why does it take so long?

What is Defrag? Why does it take so long?

While Hiren's Boot CD is an excellent recovery tool, it does not make use of your system's full horsepower.  When low-level emergency data recovery is necessary, booting a system as simply as possible is important. Defragmentation differs from most of the other tools in Hiren's tool kit because it is a far more complex and demanding procedure.  

Think of defragmentation as similar to the way potato chips are, according to every bag, "packaged by weight, not by volume."  Why the bizarre metaphor? Read on!

 

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