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6/28/2017

How To Protect Pc/Computer From "Ransomware"

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Protect Your Pc/Computer From "Ransomware"

The computer attack that sat the entire NHS over the weekend, which leads patients to be rejected by A & E and some operations to be canceled, continued to spread.

In the afternoon of Monday, ransomware had targeted some 200,000 organizations in 150 countries.

The "WannaCry" ransomware seems to have used a defect in Microsoft software, discovered by the National Security Agency and filtering by hackers to spread rapidly through the networks that block files.

Ransomware is a type of computer attack that hackers take control of a computer or mobile device and require payment.

The attackers download malicious software onto a device and then use it to encrypt information from the victim. They threaten to block file access until a redemption is paid. Common criminals require a rate between 0.3 and 1 Bitcoin (£) 400-1375.

These attacks are mainly carried out against businesses, but can also affect people.

Here are some ways to protect yourself from ransomware.

Back up the files

The biggest damage suffered by people of a ransomware attack is the loss of files, including images and documents.
To protect against "ransomware" is to back up all the files on your devices in a external memory device. A good place to do this is that of an external hard drive that is not connected to the Internet. This means that if you are suffering from an attack, you will not lose any information from hackers.

Often, companies keep data copies on external servers, which will not be affected if the main network is attacked. Dissemination of emails, websites, and applications

Ransomware to work for hackers need to download malicious software on a computer victim. Here it is used to start the attack and encrypt the files.

Commonly software are installed on a victim's device is via "phishing emails", "malicious Web sites", and ads on questionable applications and programs.

People should always be careful when opening unsolicited e-mail messages or visiting websites with which they are familiar. Never download an application that has not been verified by an official store and read the reviews before installing the programs. Use an antivirus program

A punta-old computer security, antivirus programs can stop ransomware being downloaded to computers and can find it when it is.

Most antivirus programs can scan files to see if they contain ransomware before downloading. They can block malicious classified ad installations when you are surfing the Internet and looking for malware already on a computer or device.

Always install updates

Often companies release updates to fix software vulnerabilities that can be exploited for ransomware installation. Therefore, you should always download the latest version of a software as soon as it is available.

Never pay the ransom

Victims of ransomware attacks are advised not to pay the fee because it encourages attackers and can not lead to retrieval of files. There are some programs that can help decode files. Or, if you have a backup, you can restore the device from this.

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