What is Ransomware
What is Ransomware ?
One of the most critical form of Virus/Malware these days is called “Ransomware”.
What exactly is a Ransomware?
Ransomware is known by many different names and types, few of them being:
• Crypto Locker
• Crypto Virus
All these variants perform few operations, at first they are downloaded to your computer through hoax email.
Once the use opens the email, it then encrypts all of the files into a special format and then sends the decryption key to the person who has sent you the email.
How can this be avoided?
• Do not open the emails that you believe are being sent from any unknown sender, one way to check this is to look at the full email address rather than only the display name.
• Avoid opening any sort of exe or zip files as an attachment.
If for some reason your computer does get infected with the Ransomware you should immediately switch it off and then do a offline recover of files.
If you are not sure how to do this, please give us a call and we would be more than happy to assist.
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