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Scan a Raid external storage PC-based device?


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I'm sorry, but at this time we do not support scanning these NAS devices.

 

For Western Digital they do provide a 3rd party antivirus scanner

https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?p=224&lang=en

Trend Micro appears to offer support for the TeraStation

https://www.buffalotech.com/products/trend-micro-nas-security-subscription

 

Thanks

 

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16 hours ago, bbuttercupp said:

That's the issue.

Does Malwarebytes have a suggestion to get these Raid devices cleaned?

First, a question: are you using Time Machine to do these backups? If so, you should under no circumstances allow anything to scan them! Time Machine backups are very fragile, and if anything other than Time Machine makes changes to them, the entire thing can come down like a house of cards... except that it may appear to be working until such time as you need to restore data, and then discover it's corrupt.

Even if it's not Time Machine, I'd strongly discourage you from taking such actions on a backup. If the backup has malicious files, simply get your computer into a clean state, then back up again, and make sure to use the latest non-infected backup state if you ever need to restore data from the backups. You can open a big can of worms by messing around with deleting files from backups.

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