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Virus / Ransomeware Issue On Hidden Parthtion Or Drive?

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If I have just one drive with multi partitions.  In one of the partitions, I strictly use it to save
my system backup images.  After each backup, I re-hide this partition (Hidden Partition).
What happens to this partition If I were to be infected by virus or even ransomware?
 
On the same scenario, what if the backup location were a separate drive and I hide this drive.
What happens in case of an infection?
 
Thanks.
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So you are using ATI 2017 standard, not ATI 2017 NG which has malware protection.

Hiding the backup partition will prevent some, but probably not all, malware from attacking your backups. I supect this would be the case if you used a separate internal HDD. I would go for backing up to a USB HDD. To be doubly safe I would run the backup from recovery media to reduce the risk of the malware infecting the USB HDD.

There is no way to be 100% safe, other than not allowing the PC to connect to the internet, even then there are risks of malware on removable decies (USB HDD and USB Stick) migrating to the PC.

Ian