I know that Deadbolt ransomware was a topic earlier in the year, but that thread is now closed.
I’ve not been in this forum for sometime - more fool me - so I was quite unaware of this problem until it struck me today. I’ve spent the evening following the QNAP instructions for trying to deal with the problem, ie update firmware, reboot, run malware scan, reboot etc…but with only partial success in that while I seem to have got read of the malware, I now only have about 50% of my music (though that said the size of the memory used seems consistent with what was there before).
I’m wondering whether only some of the files were attacked by the malware and those files have not been decrypted but just moved into quarantine by the malware remover? Or something like that?
I did have everything backed up on an external drive that was permanently connected with a weekly backup at midnight on Sunday. Is it all possible that the malware may have infected those files? I am slightly wary of plugging that drive into my PC to look…For the moment I have unplugged the drive.
Assuming that the back-up drive is OK then I guess I could either copy those files back onto the current QNAP, or since it is 7 years old anyway it wouldn’t be the end of the world to just buy a new NAS drive.
Any suggestions - particularly on the likely condition of the back-up drive?