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CRUCIAL PRACTICES AGAINST RANSOMWARE ATTACKS ON YOUR PC
Ransomware has become a growing threat to home users and small offices with less sophisticated defense systems. Put an end to malware infections, here are some tips and tricks to avoid becoming another victim of ransomware.
MULTI-VERSION BACKUP, YOUR BEST WEAPON AGAINST RANSOMWARE
Encryption-based ransomware is getting sophisticated and may not be detected by anti-malware software in time. Once infected, you will be locked out from your own data and there is still no guarantee you can retrieve your data even after paying the ransom! It is highly recommended to perform routine backups to restore infected files and minimize damage. Take advantage of multi-version backup — a robust backup solution allowing you to restore previous versions of the infected files.
WHAT IS AN ENCRYPTION-BASED RANSOMWARE?
Encryption-based ransomware, such as CryptoWall, CryptoLocker, and TorrentLocker, encrypts files stored on computers, and even network drives. Once infected, you are left with the option to either pay the ransom to regain access to your files or give up all your precious data previously stored on the computer or storage device.
STEPS TO TAKE WHEN DISCOVERING RANSOMWARE INFECTION
In the unfortunate event that you have encountered a ransomware attack, do not fret. Turn off your WiFi or unplug your network cable — make sure you disconnect yourself from the internet immediately. The next step is to have your computer system completely wiped clean of infection. Make sure your computer is at a clean state before restoring previous versions of files that were backed up.
AVOID SUSPICIOUS FILES
Stay on guard and think twice before opening email attachments or clicking files from unknown sources. Watch out for suspicious files with hidden file-extensions such as “.pdf.exe”