Tips to Protect from Ransomware Virus Attacks:
You must have read about Ransomware Attacks (WannaCry) in recent News. It all started in the year 2013 and Russia was on their target. But this time this ubiquitous virus has made its Global presence Including Italy, German, India. Surprisingly, USA counts for only 1.4% of total Infected countries in the world with this Ransomware while India is on the top of the list (9.6%).
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What happens when PC gets Infected with Ransomware (WannaCry)?
Typically, Ransomware locks down some of your important files or folders and asks you to pay them in exchange of unlocking those files. No Guarantee of File Unlocking after Payment. So it’s always better to take preventive measures rather than regretting later.
Tips to Protect from Ransomware (WannaCry) Attacks:
#1. Do Not Open Unwanted Emails
While checking Emails through your PC, only open those which you are familiar with. Any Malicious Mail Links moved to the Spam Immediately.
#2. Update your Windows Version
Update your OS – Windows XP, 8 version to the Latest Version. They Offer Lots of Security Patches and fixes in Order to Avoid and Protect from Ransomware Instantly.
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#3. Install Reputed AntiVirus Software
Use Licensed Version of QuickHeal, Mcfee, Avast or any other trusted antivirus for your PC. If you have already installed one, make sure to update them frequently. Microsoft Security Essentials Updates on Regularly from with Latest Updates by Microsoft.
#4. Install AdBlocker
If you are using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox Browser, Safari Browser simply go to Extensions & Install adblocker. They Block all Popups & Malicious Ads and significantly restricts the Entry of Unwanted Software.
#5. Do Not Download EXE Files from any Untrusted Sources
Be very careful while Installing any Exe-file (Setup) in your PC. Double check that file by Scanning it through Antivirus and Enable Firewall Features.
Most Antivirus Programs scan files to see if they might contain Ransomware (WannaCry Ransomware) before downloading them. They can Block any secret Installations from Malicious Adverts when you’re Browsing the Web, and look for Malware that may already be on a computer or device.
Always Install Latest Updates on your PC
Many Companies Often Release Software Updates in Order to fix Vulnerabilities (Virus) that can be Exploited to Install Ransomware.
Never Pay the Ransom
Victims of Ransomware attacks are advised to Never Pay the Fee as it Encourages Attackers and may not result in files being Recovered. There are some Programs that can help Decrypt Files. Or, if you have a Backup, you can Restore your Device from the Backup.