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Member Since 10 Sep 2008
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In Topic: Cerber ransomware

Yesterday, 11:24 PM

Really, I can't say go one way or the other.  I'm about to go live soon with my new system although the bulk of my user data is on the 2TB HDD that I'll be moving across but I think I'll definately need to look into a better backup strategy than I have now, the current one being that I make a copy of certain files to an external a couple of times a year.

In Topic: Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Yesterday, 11:19 PM

Are those plastic engine covers?  I fully understand and support the dechromed look but really, there's way better methods to go about it.

In Topic: Cerber ransomware

Yesterday, 10:24 PM

That earlier article mentioned a price which converted to something around $400.  I imagine that's $US so you may as well assume $500+


You could pay the scum, but that's no guarantee you'll get your data back.

In Topic: Cerber ransomware

Yesterday, 09:26 PM

Just WTH can Mcaffee do anyway?  If the files have been encrypted and there's no key present to decrypt and the ransomware undoubtedly uses a unique key per infection then there is absolutely no recourse.


From what I've read, possibly some ransomware can be overcome with utilities but I've got my doubts in this instance.

In Topic: Please recommend a GPU.

Yesterday, 06:51 PM

Video stream rendering requirements are generally somewhat lower than gaming, but I have NFI what would be considered as meeting minimum requirements to do H.265 4K video.  These days there's specialist sites dealing with HTPC and video playback so it's worth a look around.