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Acronis VSS Doctor

Backups are invaluable for getting your system up and running when a process fails. But what can you do when a Windows process that is part of creating backups stops working properly?

For backup applications that rely on Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) when creating backup image files, failures are possible when something happens to VSS. Acronis VSS Doctor is the cure.

Cerber Ransomware

The well known Cerber ransomware continues to be active this summer. The size of the cryptolocker varies between 244 to 292 Kbytes, with the new builds spreading via spear phishing email campaigns, targeting enterprises. The latest Cerber ransomware easily bypasses traditional defenses. The analyzed Cerber sample (MD5: cfd2d6f189b04d42618007fc9c540352) was only detected as a suspicious malicious object by nine out of 64 antiviruses on the first submission to Virustotal. The low detection rate can be explained by the fact that the cryptolocker is using a polymorphic encryptor and API call obfuscation to protect its copies from being detected by antiviruses.

 

Patya Wiper

Remember that fast-moving cyberattack that slashed its way across the globe in late June? Turns out it wasn’t really ransomware but an even more malicious piece of malware called a “wiper” that left victims with no hope of getting back their data.  

a43 file manager

When it comes to running and restoring your system, the more control and customization you have the better. Yet it seems that in their efforts to make computers less prone to user error, the default options for managing files have become a bit watered down.

But did you know that Acronis True Image’s WinPE bootable recovery media contains a very useful file manager that can help you retain control? Here’s how you can access it.

Move Data from Android to iPhone

If you need to transfer data from one smartphone to another, try Acronis True Image. Just install, run a backup on one device and restore it on the other. The entire process is transparent and you’ll even be able to select what photos, videos (and other data) to restore. There are no surprises and you’ll see exactly what happens during this process.

Acronis Universal Restore

Nobody likes change. But while changing hardware can be a challenge, Acronis Universal Restore makes it simple.

That’s because when it comes to moving an existing Windows system to a new computer, Acronis Universal Restore is the tool you need. Windows systems may not boot properly when loaded on a new computer with dissimilar hardware, but Universal Restore solves that problem and makes booting the system in the new hardware environment seamless.

Petya Ransomware

Another fast-moving ransomware attack is tearing across the globe, striking a number of high-profile businesses, transportation networks, public utilities and government agencies in Europe and the United States.

The attack was initially focused in Ukraine and Russia. The National Bank of Ukraine saw ATMs across the country go down, and systems monitoring radiation at the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant were also affected. Russia’s largest oil company, Rosneft, was also hit.

Within hours the ransomware had spread in a manner reminiscent of last month’s WannaCry attack, victimizing the Copenhagen-based A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, and WPP in London, the world’s largest advertising agency, as well as entities in France and Spain.

It eventually hopped the Atlantic and landed in the United States.  

Power User Insights: Acronis Drive Cleanser

Acronis Drive Cleanser

If there is one thing Acronis is known for, it is protecting the data on your hard drive. What’s not as well-known is how thoroughly Acronis True Image allows you to wipe the data from a previously used hard drive when you’re preparing it for resale or use in a new computer.

Securing your data means taking steps to ensure it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands — and the Acronis Drive Cleanser feature makes it quick and easy.

Ransomware protection

The WannaCry attack in May highlighted the threat that ransomware poses to computer users around the world. Yet months before it happened, Acronis introduced a technology that kept countless customers safe during the historic attack.

As part of Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation, Acronis Active Protection™ protects your data against the threat of ransomware by identifying, isolating and defeating malicious code based on behavior patterns before it has a chance to cripple your computer.

Power User Insights: Keeping Your Drives Clean With Archiving

Acronis Archiving

When it comes to managing the disk space on your computer, it can be a constant struggle. The good news is that Acronis True Image has a very useful feature that allows you to free up space on your drives whenever you want.

Archiving lets you move large files or files that are seldom used so you can store them in the Acronis Cloud or on a drive connected to the local computer … freeing up space on your drive.