Ransomware is said to be the most dangerous malware till date.
2017 experienced a havoc of attacks affecting companies, hospitals and individuals.
While WannaCry made into the news but there were many variants active during the course of time causing millions in loss.
This doesn’t mean you cannot do anything about it...
You can definitely protect your computer system against ransomware attacks by having reliable security layers in place.
MalwareFox Anti-Malware has inbuilt Anti-Ransomware tool.
It protects computer from ransomware attacks. It blocks execution of such rogueware even before system is infected.
It runs alongside any security program and compatible with almost all Antivirus software.
Protects from existing as well as emerging Ransomware threats.
Fast & Lightweight
Utilizes low system resources and runs light on the computer system.
How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware
First and foremost, there is no better suggestion that having MalwareFox installed on your computer.
It has inbuilt Ransomware protection module which provides additional security layer against advanced ransomware threats.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is the most advanced malware which locks out your computer device by encrypting all the data. Then, demands money in order to unlock and get access to files.
Only way to get back access is to pay the ransom money demanded by the criminals. In some cases, decrytpors are available which are the tools to decrypt the files for free. However, not all variants of ransomware can be unlocked this way.
Where does Ransomware come From?
Email attachments are said to be the most targeted way of spreading ransomware. So, you are likely to get infected by downloading content from spam or unsolicited sender.
Once, computer gets infected, some ransomware variants have ability to spread across the network of computers connected. An example would be Wannacry which took advantage of Windows SMB Server loophole to spread rapidly in small amount of time.
How to Recognize Ransomware?
Unlike other malware infections, it doesn't hide. If your computer is infected, you will be welcomed with a ransom demand notice.
Alert message shown will also clearly mention about the Ransomware variant's name or you can guess that by encrypted file extensions. Along with that, there is a countdown running with payment information (usually Bitcoin Wallet address) of the criminals.
How to Remove Ransomware?
It's quite difficult to remove ransomware infection. Even if you succeed in removing the malicious program, the damage done or the files already encrypted aren't accessible.
To decrypt the files and make them accessible, you need a key which is specific to each machine. As mentioned above, Ransomware Decryptors can be helpful in this case if available.