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Author:  pepe99 [ Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:24 am ]
Post subject:  Winstep.exe trys to hack my Acronis Backup Image ??

Hello,

im new at this but its not ok to hack my Backup Image ^^
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Author:  winstep [ Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winstep.exe trys to hack my Acronis Backup Image ??

Eh? Exactly what does it say there?

Where did you download your Winstep application from?

When did that happen?

Author:  vectornut [ Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Winstep.exe trys to hack my Acronis Backup Image ??

Huh. The only time I've seen something like that happen was when warez were involved.

Author:  winstep [ Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Winstep.exe trys to hack my Acronis Backup Image ??

vectornut wrote:
Huh. The only time I've seen something like that happen was when warez were involved.


He is a legit registered user (registered a couple of weeks ago). What I find strange is that he's visited the forum at least twice (once after my reply and again after yours) but chose not to answer any of my questions.

Anyway, there is no legit reason that I can think of for winstep.exe to access a TIB file, which is why I wanted to know WHEN did this happen, what exactly that message in German says, and where he downloaded his copy of Winstep Xtreme from.

Sometimes (not saying this is the case) users start with a cracked version and then decide to go legit. Problem is, cracked versions may be riddled with malware - it's a risk any user choosing to go that path takes.

EDIT: I thought of a scenario where this might actually happen. Winstep.exe is also used to install themes, and TIB backups can be opened in Explorer windows. If he double-clicked a .xtreme theme file inside a TIB file it's *potentially* possible for this to happen. However, he seems to be implying this happened spontaneously.

Author:  Windy [ Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Winstep.exe trys to hack my Acronis Backup Image ??

I used the Google translator. The screenshot the OP posted means:

$1FNAFH5.tib was protected

A trial of process C:\Program Files...A Backup of Acronis True Image was successfully blocked

Author:  winstep [ Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Winstep.exe trys to hack my Acronis Backup Image ??

Thanks, Windy. :)

Anyway, the OP comes here, reads the replies and never bothers replying himself. Given his lack of feedback I'm just going to assume his PC got infected with something.

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