While looking for backup solutions for my wife and I– I discovered an interesting choice that Microsoft had made regarding Windows 7. They took out the ability to backup to a network drive. Vista had this ability and I’m pretty sure XP did as well. Now only the professional and Ultimate editions of Win7 have the blessing. But.. I was able to find a Microsoft tool that some engineers built that will let you do just that, and its free.
Its called RichCopy and it seems to be a great little backup program, You can download it from the technet article. The download is called“HoffmanUtilitySpotlight2009_04.exe”
(First I’m going to explain a few things, you can scroll down to the removal steps if you’d like to skip the educational part that will make you a better person.)
I’ve been cleaning malware (the general term for trojans, viruses, and unwanted programs) for over 14 years now. I’ve seen the “Black Hat” hackers go through all sorts of fads trying to put a new spin on old exploits. There is truly “nothing new under the sun.” Continue reading →