Reply to post: Re: Network shares etc?

Please activate the anti-ransomware protection in your Windows 10 Fall Creators Update PC. Ta

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Re: Network shares etc?

A file systems which allow snapshots is an effective protection against malwares encrypting network shares files. Enable automatic snapshots every n minutes, and when you spot a ransomware, you can go back in time (after you cleared the infection, of course) faster than having to restore a backup.

Of course, it would be better to minimize the users having write access to any given share/folder, and maybe use a better way to share documents (i.e. something with auditing and versioning, for example), not easily accessible by a ransomware. A "free-for-all" approach is never sensible.

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