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Can CryptoLocker Infect Shared Drives, Files, PCs?

Infopackets Reader Michael C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a USB drive attached to my router. This drive is shared by several computers through the router on my home private network. My question is: if one of my computers became infected by a file ... locking virus such as CryptoLocker , would the network drive or the connected computers become infected or encrypted? If so, is there a way to prevent this? " My Response: It is possible for a virus to self replicate and infect other computers on the network, but that depends on the type of virus. At the time of writing, CryptoLocker is not a self ... (view more)

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'Resources Extract', and 'Prevent'

Resources Extract ResourcesExtract is a small utility that scans .DLL / .OCX / .EXE files and extracts all GUI (graphical user interface) resources such as bitmaps, icons, cursors, AVI movies, HTML files, and more. You can use ResourcesExtract in ... user interface mode, or alternatively, you can run ResourcesExtract in command-line mode without displaying any user interface. Prevent Prevent allows you to inhibit cut, paste, copy, delete, and re-naming of files and folders, and more. This is a helpful program if you share a PC with family members and you don't want them ... (view more)

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