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Question: Using True Image 2014, I have my primary HHD backed up on another internal HHD and two external HHD's. Will a ransomware attack only affect the primary or will it also migrate to the other backup HHD's?

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Ciccio, the answer to your question is yes - all of your drives are vulnerable if any of these drives are connected to your system when ransomware is active on that system, this can also apply to mapped network drives too.

The only effective precaution against ransomware or other forms of malware (virus, trojan, encryption, spyware etc) is to have backup files kept completely isolated from your system and to update these isolated files by using the offline Acronis bootable Rescue Media so that the backups are performed completely outside of Windows and not affected by any malware that hides at a very low level in the Windows architecture.

 

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I have TrueImage 2016 - I have made 3 copies during the year of the total drive to a W/D Mybook external drive as well as a Seagate External drive. Is it possible to erase the previous saves and begin saving anew, right now, to save space on the drives?

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Truett, your question is off topic for this particular thread and you should click on the New topic button when wanting to introduce a new topic.

If you are wanting to delete old backup images then you can do this using Windows Explorer but you should then do a Validation for the backup task(s) that created those backup images so that the Acronis Database records are reconciled for the files that still remain on your external drives.  Validation will present pop-up messages for each deleted image file that you should answer by taking the Ignore option.