You must Prevent Ransomware entering into your PC otherwise you might loose your valuable data. Recently some lakhs of Windows computers worldwide were hit by a Ransomware called Wannacry.
What is a Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of Malware which blocks access to your computer files or Operating system. And you need to pay the money to get access to your files or computer.
There are many types of Ransomware. One type of Ransomware(CryptoLocker, Cryptowall and now WannaCry) will encrypt your files, folders, and data using encryption algorithms. It will ask you to pay the amount to get the decryption key.
Another type of Ransomware such as Winlocker will encrypt your computer OS. You can not enter into your PC. If you want to enter into your PC, you need to pay the Ransomware developer.
There are some other types of Ransomware which can lock your computer or mobile screens.
What is the issue with Wannacry?
If it enters into your computer, it will encrypt your computer data. It will ask you to pay a certain amount through Bitcoin to decrypt your own data.
How Ransomware enters into your PC?
When you want to prevent anything from entering your PC, you must know the way how it enters into your PC. Ransomware enters your PC through,
- The Outdated Software and OS in your PC.
- Clicking on malicious links came from Emails or even inside documents.
- Browsing malicious websites.
- Downloading files which infected by malware.
Now you might know how Ransomware or any malware enters into your PC. Now you will see how to prevent Malware.
How to Prevent Ransomware
In order to be safe in the future, you need to follow below tips.
1.Update OS and Other Software
Hackers attack your PC through outdated software like driver software and outdated OS on your PC. You must regularly update them. You must always use the latest version OS. After Ransomware attack, Microsoft has immediately released the update. You must update your OS with the latest update if you did not update till now. You must also update your drier software. If you have any issues while updating your drivers, you can use IObit driver booster(25% discounted link).
2.Don’t click on unknown links in the Email
Hackers usually send phishing emails which contain malicious links. It is better don’t click on unknown links in the Emails. If you think that the link came from the reliable source, copy the link and paste in the browser tab instead of clicking on the link. In this way, you can also avoid downloading malicious files from the link.
3.Don’t visit Malicious websites
If you don’t have a good anti-malware in your PC, you can not detect malicious websites. IObit Malware Fighter(25% discounted link) gives you surfing protection feature which identifies malicious website in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
4.Regularly Backup your PC data to cloud
Backing up your computer data to Cloud storage is the best ever method to Prevent Ransomware attacks. If you have your valuable data in the cloud, you need not worry about your computer and the malware. It is better to regularly upload your PC data to any one of the Best Cloud storage services like iDrive(75% discounted link). If your PC gets hacked in future, your data will always be safe in the cloud. If you don’t want to spend money for cloud backup services, you can also use 15GB free cloud storage from Google drive to store your important data.
5.Offline your PC
Most of the Ransomware attack your PC through the internet. If you are offline, you will not get the malware. Try to be offline as much time as possible. Of course, it is very tough in these days.
6.Use Antivirus products
Don’t compromise with the security. You must use the best antivirus or anti-malware product on your computer. Almost all antivirus products updated their database with the anti-Ransomware engine. You can use top antivirus products like AVG Security(20% Discounted link) or Panda Security(50% discounted link).
You can also use the cheaper alternative IObit Malware Fighter(25% discounted link) which has included the anti-ransomware engine in their latest update which can stop and remove Ransomware from your computer. It can detect Ransomware threats like WannaCry or WannaCry 2.0 in real-time. Remember, it is not possible to stop or remove Ransomware with the free version.
How to Prevent Ransomware using IObit Malware Fighter
Buy IObit Malware Fighter Pro(25% discounted link) and install the software.
If WannaCry is trying to enter into your system it will give you below popup through which you can block them.
If Ransomware is trying to encrypt your data, you will see a threat alert through which you can remove the malware.
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