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:
- Backup your computer’s data daily or at least once a week
- Create multiple backup and sore in different locations
- 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)
- Keep your computer’s operating system up-to-date (windows Update) and applications fully patched
- Disable Java in your Web browsers. Set Adobe Flash Player to “click-to-run”, or disable it entirely.
- Don’t open any email attachments you weren’t expecting
- Create a limited-user account on your laptop, PC or Mac and use that for your regular activities.
- Use the administrative or admin account only for installing, updating and removing software.
- 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.
Shree is based in Butwal, Nepal. Shree holds a degree in M.Sc. (IT) and began working at New Horizons, Nepal Center in 2007-2012. After that Shree contributes to various reputed firms in Kathmandu with his years’ of experiences in Teaching, IT administration, Management and Consulting Services especially in Payment/Software industries (IT infrastructures and Security solution). Check about page for details!