I deliberately downloaded ransomware… – Acronis True Image 2020 Showcase

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Ransomware is one of the biggest cyber threats today, and we’re going to show you just how easy it is to get infected… by getting infected!

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  1. wesley Fournier on April 3, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    hm, this is nice but at 50$ a year, for anyone whos a little more tech savvy and feels like spending like 10-15$ more you can probably buy a hard disk drive for pretty cheap that is the same size as your boot drive and clone the boot drive to it and stuff it in a drawer somewhere for that rainy day when your files ran somewhere you didnt like….oh and the programs that do the clone are uasually free and fairly easy to use, personally i use clonezilla

  2. Twilight on April 3, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    00:53 we call this operating system right here *slaps toothpaste on cpu * benchode os

  3. Mark Hodgson on April 3, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Just a big advert

  4. Gregory Spincken on April 3, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Wow sicko mode!

  5. Barthdry Gamer on April 3, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I got my computer encrypted some how i crushed them down without antivirus. But it take a while finding where it is making it non read only file but decrypting is not possible

  6. Arun Kumar on April 3, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I recommend K7 Antivirus to secure the laptops and computers. Visit the link to know more https://www.k7computing.com/infiniti/?utm_source=Referral&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=Youtube%20commenting

  7. Michael Mesanagrenos on April 3, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    4:24 DON’T HACK ME BRO!!

  8. Julian Lopez on April 3, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Update 2020q3: Microsoft Onedrive have the same function(maybe), and they already have all your data anyway… Plus, unpacking and updating my very old C anti-statistical crypto UDF for that special text files and db entries like credit cards and passwords… Maybe the Crypting as a Service(CaaS) will become a new segment of business beyond Security Hard Rack (like old Symantec and Cisco).

  9. Connor B on April 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Now do this on MacOS

  10. Dendé Hehr on April 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm


  11. Contessa Adella on April 3, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    I bet if you emailed something featuring key threat words and key US installations….The CIA and NSA would have a black van outside your house before lunchtime right! But nobody with the computing capability and authority to act, bothers to trace back things like Ransom Ware pirates to find the culprits and take action. Don’t tell me nothing can be done because they all come from India or something…Diplomatic pressure with some sincerity would force the relevant foreign powers to take these despicable swine out of action…long jail time and big fines mandated against those responsible. But instead….there is no gain for our bureaucrats, so they do nothing! Grrrrrrrr. Imagine how great it would feel sending a squad of heavies with baseball bats to the backstreet warehouse hacker base in country xxx then after the physical reparations, going after the goon that owns it with your lawyers and that country’s own prosecutors….a fantastic dream huh!

  12. D3TH ZN1P3R on April 3, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Fun Fact : My PC has been affected by this virus twice

  13. lolmikes on April 3, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    why dont they just encrypt trueimage files. like ez

  14. Mark Hodgson on April 3, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Haha make the virus and sell you the vaccine

  15. Avyukt711 Edits on April 3, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    "Big OOf, as the kids say"- Linus Sebastian 2020

  16. Tuguldur Javkhlantug on April 3, 2021 at 9:23 pm


  17. DDGaxel Nilsson on April 3, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Wait, was this a simulation of what would happen or did he install ransomware?

  18. OLZ X Magic on April 3, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    LINUS says dont download this 5secs later download this software

  19. Devashish Bhavsar on April 3, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Why would you do that

  20. Dikko Halima on April 3, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    When it comes to decrypting files, no one does it better than *hack_.tuulzz* on IG, y’all should try him

  21. rps HD on April 3, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Me who cracked acronis:

  22. Lock Bresnar on April 3, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    I did this before. I was doing a complete wipe and wanted to see what would actually happen if you clicked on the lonely singles in your area on the ‘hub… or the hamster… idr now. Anywho, it’s a fun little experiment if you’re about to wipe everything.

  23. Butros Mansour on April 3, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    What a shit typical youtuber clickbait
    Even though his content is cool but I hate this cheap clickbaits

  24. Daringcuteseal on April 3, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Imagine accessing your files weirdly and mess with registry and windows lock you out because defender thought you’re a virus

  25. Honey Mustard on April 3, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    0.1 BTC is currently worth $4500

  26. Crazy_Lew 90 on April 3, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    This is what someone does when they pretend to be your friend after an argument and say hey can I borrow your computer

    Downloads every virus known to geeks

  27. Pauls Šmits on April 3, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Linus: uh oh send 600 worth of bitcoin!


  28. Alex Nights on April 3, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Acronis is already in 2020 version, and me still rocking the 2016 version for my backups

  29. Jan Sturm on April 3, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I like that I got an Ad banner for McAfee right wehn he said Ransomware

  30. Edmon Uyan on April 3, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    since you’re using a sponsored ad, you did not even tried the option of utilizing windows 10 defender’s advanced protection features. also, for the price, especially for enterprise office setups, have you tried using an edr? like cynet? it blocks behavioral attacks like ransomware.

  31. STICK O' MEDIA Entertainment on April 3, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    2:27 dumby files? My little pony isn’t dumb…

  32. Mohammed Shanoof on April 3, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    7 mins ad for acronus

  33. Royce on April 3, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    I got ransoms ware 2weeks ago

  34. Guy Dviri on April 3, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    radix reload does it faster

  35. Karis Majik on April 3, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    True Image..20…20…?

  36. udrescu gabriel on April 3, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    In my PC had encript my acronis image

  37. Quantum Skyline on April 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Litterly just an advert

  38. KEEVVY on April 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    At least my bitdefender has a function to stop this from happening, I hear so many people, I don’t need a antivirus, this is on windows 7

  39. Aswin A S on April 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    this is where "Big ooof" started

  40. WarpFactor999 on April 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Hmmmm, or just run Ubuntu (or one of its flavors) for your OS and use the built-in "Disks" utility to make / restore images for FREE! And I dual boot with Windoz, and guess what! Ubuntu Disks works on Windoz partitions as well. Guess that’s why I’ve been using Ubuntu for 13 years…

  41. LBSi UK on April 3, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    …or use Macrium Reflect to make a whole disk image, and keep that on a disk at your workplace or a friend’s house in case your house gets destroyed or something. Data center fires happen.

  42. LegoLord3476 on April 3, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    big ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof

  43. Osman Yuşa Körün on April 3, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Imagine Wondershare creating a tool like this and wants you to pay them to recover encrypted files from WannaCry.

  44. Techguy on April 3, 2021 at 9:51 pm


  45. Sun Li on April 3, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    acronis true image often gives me error messages when I mount the images, I switched to active disk image and everything works great.

  46. JoshysWorld_YT on April 3, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Well lemme just get a school chrome book again…

  47. kiko o on April 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    yuh aye yuh yuh aye aye yuh wouh aye

  48. Elie Fares on April 3, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Quick question, if this pc was connected to wifi, what are the side effects? ( sorry i know it’s a dumb question)

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