Ransomware is specific type of malicious software that has been designed to force users to pay ransom — usually in the form of Bitcoin — by encrypting data or locking the screen. Ransomware puts you in a sticky situation, so it’s best to know how to avoid it.

Don’t want to become a victim of  ransomware:


Make sure you follow few simple steps to avoid the encrypting ransomware:

  1. Backup your computer’s data daily or at least once a week
  2. Create multiple backup and sore in different locations
  3. Backup your important data either in Local storage (Tape Drive, External HDD, USB Drive, DVD Drive), Network Storage (FTP, Share Storage, Network Drive) or in Cloud (Drop Box, Google Drive)
  4. Keep your computer’s operating system up-to-date (windows Update) and applications fully patched
  5. Disable Java in your Web browsers. Set Adobe Flash Player to “click-to-run”, or disable it entirely.
  6. Don’t open any email attachments you weren’t expecting
  7. Create a limited-user account on your laptop, PC or Mac and use that for your regular activities.
  8. Use the administrative or admin account only for installing, updating and removing software.
  9. Install and run robust antivirus software that includes browser and email protections, and make sure it automatically updates its malware definitions at least once a day.

Check out free ransomware protection tool RansomFree by Cybereason

Steps to follow updates in Windows 10:


Start > Settings > Update& Security settings > Windows Update Here, press on the Check for updates button.

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