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Once your machine is infected, system backups are likely to include the infection, but are still important. I’ll look at what steps to take.
It’s tempting to just use file-copy tools to back up what you think you need. But you can easily miss something very important.
It’s a good idea to test backups before disaster strikes. Unfortunately, a complete test can be risky. I’ll look at some alternatives.
If you don’t have rescue media, you can use another machine to make it. You certainly don’t need to make one every time you back up or update the software.
You may not need every kind of rescue disc possible, but you should certainly have one from your backup program.
Many computers are now built without DVD drives. This can cause big problems when you need to restore your computer.
How you backup partitions depends on your backup software. Most allow you to backup multiple partitions into a single backup image file, but more than likely, you get to choose.