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Don’t Let Your Files Be Held For Ransom

An International Issue

Ransomware is pervasive and fired at e-mail accounts like a digital shotgun blast. It’s a kind of net on the web, if you will. Basically, those who program ransomware applications shoot out their viruses as far and wide as they can, then wait for a bite.

It’s usually not about a specific target with ransomware (though this isn’t always the case), it’s usually about taking advantage of whoever is unfortunate enough to download the software.

Ransomware hides itself in emails that may look legitimate. There are cases where a hacker using a ransomware virus has sent out an email that looks as though it comes from a top-tier online website like Facebook or Google. Usually the email will make up some reason that sounds slightly legitimate why you should send your login and password information in reply.

Don’t fall for it; this sends the hacker(s) a “ding!” which notifies them that they can break into your system one way or another. Don’t feel bad if you get “phished” like this; you’re far from alone. In the fourth quarter of 2016, San Francisco’s transit system was subject to a ransomware attack. That’s a transit system in one of the most technologically advanced cities in the nation.

If anyone should have been able to avoid a ransomware attack, it should have been a public services provider in San Francisco. That they were victim to attack demonstrates just how pervasive these attacks have become, and how potentially dangerous they can ultimately be.

Finding An Agency

According to SentinelOne.com, a purveyor of ransomware protection software, “It’s time for security companies to back their technology and provide users with the financial assurance they deserve against ransomware attacks.” The fact is, if you have ransomware protection that you’ve paid for, and it doesn’t work, you should be remunerated.

Companies that guarantee such financial assurance are a safe bet when it comes to sourcing proper protection against scams that hold your files for ransom against payment of a fee. The thing is, some ransomware programs are so good that if you don’t pay the fee, not only do you not get your files back; they may be destroyed. This can be a critical blow to small and large businesses alike. See more.

VMFS Recovery to restore data from various server

VMFS Recovery to restore data from various server

When you want to recover data that was stored on a VMFS disk safely and easily then VMFS Recovery is your best solution. The good part about VMFS Recovery is the fact that, it can recover information from corrupted and healthy virtual disk images. This means that it can be used to restore data from various servers including ESX and ESXi servers. Its functionality is pretty nice in both full and quick recovery modes.

How it is used to recover data from ESX servers

VMFS Recovery can be used to restore data from ESX servers in two very simple steps. You will need to use it to first repair the ESX storage. This will enable you to have full access to the partitions and therefore the virtual stores it contains. From this point, each individual virtual machine can be extracted from their different VMDK disks. From here you can simply launch the standard recovery process to get back your data.

VMFS Recovery can be used to perform remote recovery

You could use VMFS to retrieve the data from a server online without needing to access the server physically. As long as the server hosts virtual PCs then you could use VMFS recovery to get the data and you don’t even need to remove the hard drives or shut down the computer.

Features of VMFS Recovery

  1. Easy to use, step by step wizard that will guide you through the whole process.
  2. There are two different modes of operation to choose from; Full and quick recovery options.
  3. You could save the recovered files either in a remote or local location.
  4. You could use it to mount virtual disks as drive letters, making them accessible with different browsers, explorer and file utilities.
  5. It easily recovers information even when there is a lot of windows access restrictions.
  6. Raid Recovery is made easy with VMFS Recovery.
  7. RAID array can be reconstructed even when the RAID controller is missing or damaged.

System Requirements

You need to be using Windows XP or higher, the best is usually considered to be either Windows 8 or 7. Your PC needs to be standard and contain at least 4 GB RAM. VMFS Recovery builds its entire structure in the RAM before it starts data recovery. When you have a big ESX server, then you will definitely need more RAM. You will only need about 16 MB to install, however, you will need so much disk space in order to save the recovered information.

 Conclusion

VMFS Recovery is practical with a user-friendly interface and wizard that simply guides you through the whole process. It can be used to retrieve data from ESX servers and is very convenient.