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Does ransomware encrypt all CDs which are inserted in the infected pc?


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#1 titan1

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:04 AM

If ransomeware infects my computer,will it alsoencrypt all the game CDs that I use in the computer?

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:18 PM

Hello-

Can you please add more information, and not just one line. Is your system infected ??

 

Why would you want to place CDs in a compromised system to begin with, unless it included a method to repair the infection ??

 

First you would need to repair the compromised infection (or problem), and then resume the use of that computer.



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:29 PM

No,no my pc is not infected.But my friend's pc got locked with a ransomware with FBI warning yesterday.He borrowed the CD of DMC4 from me just 1week ago.I haven't got back my CD yet.That is why I am asking this question,to make sure if the CD will remain intact and if it would be safe to use.

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:13 AM

The game CDs are CDs that you bought? Or DVDs that you bought?

 

Then they are read-only, meaning that they can not be altered, like for example getting encrypted.


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 06:23 AM

Sorry,they are DVDs..thanks for the information

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:19 AM

You're welcome.


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