Tag Archives: undelete

Petya or NotPetya from a data recovery perspective

This is not a blogpost on the inner workings of this ransomeware. I am purely interested in discussing the recover-ability of your data. The Petya or NotPetya ransomware appears to do three things to prevent you access from your data: It encrypts the MBR Individual files files are encrypted Then it encrypts the Master File… Read More »

Free File Recovery and Undelete Software

I think it’s very normal for people to look for free solutions to problems. Most of us have a finite amount of money to spend, and money spent on necessary stuff can not be spent on fun stuff. And even if you’re not aware of free file recovery software, Google will suggest that instead of… Read More »

Tijdelijke korting actie op ReclaiMe (Verlopen)

Nu met 10% korting! Je bestanden herstellen was nog nooit zo eenvoudig! ReclaiMe File Recovery Software is de meest simpel te gebruiken, effectieve data recovery software die verkrijgbaar is. Het maakt niet of je het gebruikt om verwijderde bestanden (undelete), bestanden van een RAW disk redden (unformat) of  voor partitie recovery gebruikt. Je kunt zelfs bestanden terughalen van een gecrashte NAS.… Read More »

File Recovery from a SSD

Is file recovery from a SSD (Solid State Drive) possible? As more and more PCs and laptops are shipped with a SSD drive this question becomes more relevant. The question is relevant because a SSD treats deleted data differently than a conventional hard disk. File recovery software companies that claim ‘best ssd recovery software’ (all… Read More »

List of ransomware decryption tools

As a result of my ransomware research I’m now following a bunch of ‘tweeters’ that work in the field of cyber security. One tweet pointed me at this list of ransomware decryption tools. Seen this list is a big mess, I cleaned it up and make it available here. In the first column the name of… Read More »

Can you recover files from the wannacrypt ransomware?

I just noticed a couple of tweets where file recovery software developers such as iCare and Easeus went as far as: “Save $300 in your pocket and don’t pay the ransom to decrypt files!”. For a moment I was under the impression, that they already figured out how to decrypt the hostage files. But that’s… Read More »

Can my data be recovered using file recovery software if …

“Can my data be recovered using file recovery software if ..” , or, “can I recover my data after ..” is the most common type of pre-sale question I get. In this article I focus on Windows file systems (FAT(32) and NTFS). Note: In this article we will assume the disk is physically intact: It spins… Read More »

ReclaiMe User Testimonials

Real world user reviews for ReclaiMe File Recovery Software You want to recover your data as well? Be smart like these people and download ReclaiMe ReclaiMe has done it! I left it running all day yesterday and at lunchtime I could see everything that had gone. By the evening the software seemed to have found… Read More »

Photo recovery software: Intact previews, but corrupt photos

An often heard complaint after using digital image recovery software, is that it shows intact previews, but recovers corrupt photos. How does this happen? The preview is not the actual image data To understand how this can happen we need to have closer look at the internal structures of popular image formats. The most common image formats… Read More »