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How to detect ransomware-locked file systems

I regularly back up a lot of computers and what I'm looking for is a way to avoid running the backup (or more importantly, the synchronization program) on computers that have been hit with any of the ransomware variants.

Is there a way to detect that a large number of files on a given computer are encrypted?

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks, everyone!  Really appreciate the responses.
Preston Cooper

I wrote a program to detect missing and changed files caused by ransomware.
http://www.questiondriven.com/2016/02/18/beta-testing-for-ransomware-detection-in-file-share/

You can monitor any UNC path or local folder.
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