Q: What is the best way to prepare for a ransomware attack? Are all your drives vulnerable? What about my OneDrive? What about other computers on my LAN at home?
For now, I have manually backed up all my critical data to a WD My Book USB drive. I then went into the Device manager and disabled it. I plan to do this about once a month. Do you have any other suggestions?
— Richard Hawes, Bothell
A: Timely questions!
First the bad news. Once a computer is infected with ransomware all drives to which it is connected —