When you start found this article then I am sure you have found it because you where looking after “ransomware, and how to prevent it?”
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware, also known as scare ware, is malicious software that restricts access to an infected computer while asking in a notification for the user to pay a fee to restore access to the infected system.
Most of the time they will use BITCOIN transaction so they can not be traced.
There is nothing worst then a computer that is LOCKED and asking to send people money to someone that is pretty much controlling from that moment your computer and content on it. And, you will never be sure how much they will do for the money you send ?
But how can you prevent this from happening. Lets first of all make the basic clear in what you should have done in the first place :
- Keep your operating system UP TO DATE !
- Email. NEVER ever open a file on your email without knowing exact what it is !
- Be careful all the time. THINK TWICE before you do anything !
I know, if you read this on a computer because you are already in a situation like above. Then you want a simple solution. This is what you can do ! Download any of the FREE ransomware decryption tools:
- Anvi Rescue Disk
I hope that the above information will help you in this. If you need more information then let me know in a comment !