I have been testing Local and had decided to move forward to use it in my workflow. I recently had an issue with a potential Ransomeware attach while using Local. I am protected by Acronis. Acronis quarantined several files and provided an option to recover the 10 files. The recovery did not work.
Reviewing the Community I learned that several people have experience ransomware attacks while using Local, according to malwarebytes. In many of the cases, people were questioning if it was a real attack or a false positive. I had asked myself that same question in my situation.
After the ‘attack’, I was no longer able to edit the sites I had created. I have attempted to uninstall and remove all aspects of the Local application and related files. But I am not certain.
- I would like to obtain a greater understanding of the false positive vs actual attack situation.
- I would like help making certain all files related to Local have been removed. This is important because I attempted to delete the application and re-download it to continue working. The problem remained as indicated above.
- Request Help, if needed, to reinstall and get up and working again with Local.
Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular? all sites (3) were experiencing a problem with accessing site to edit it.
Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser? I was able to create a new site and view it in a browser, but I was not able to edit the site at all.
Describe the steps that others can take to replicate this issue. If you have screenshots that can help clarify what is happening, please include them! Sorry, but I can’t describe any steps to 1. create a ransomware attack or 2. generate a false positive, if there is some conflict with Acronis and Local.
Which version of Local is being used?
the most current version downloaded from the apps site.
What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?
For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
macOS Catalina 10.15.7
I was running the sites in Apache, PHP v5 and MySQL v5
- For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
Attach the Local Log. See this Community Forum post for instructions on how to do so:
Any help or comments in regard to this issue would be helpful.