Best way to prevent infection to a connected portable hard drive?

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I have a Western Digital 320 GB My Book. The hd is FAT32. And it is connected to my desktop 24/7 for weekly backups of documents, videos, music, etc. So far I just have Karens Replicator do its job and everything seems fine.

    But I am wondering if my desktop gets infected with malware will that also infect my portable hard drive. If a backup takes place during an infection of my desktop I am assuming that will spread to the portable hard drive. But what are ways to prevent infections from jumping to my portable hard drive from my desktop between back ups? Also, is there anyway to protect the portable hard drive while also being able to do automatic back ups?

    Thanks
     
  2. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    What about Drivesentry goanywhere.
     
  3. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    Hi,

    if you use this external hard drive _only_ for backups you can try DefenseWall. In options add to Secured Files your external HD. If you do this none Untrusted process won't be able to get access to this drive.
     
  4. acr1965

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    I'll try that. Thanks for the info.
     
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