Easiest Ways to Beat Ransomware
Ransomware threats are not new to the online community today. Unlike early days when ransomware
attacked users once in a while, now it is bombarding users with various versions and updates
almost every day. This is important to understand that ransomware threats are the real threat of
today's time. Attackers are causing real damage to the users with their malicious codes and
practices. Thus in present situation users are also practicing some smart tactics to prevent
ransomware threats. Let's discuss a few steps to avert ransomware attacks.
Take preventive measures: As a foremost step take preventive measures to stop ransomware
attacking you. These steps can help you safeguard your system at first place. These preventive
measures include below-mentioned steps:
Install a reputable security suite: Most of the ransomware attacks happen through
malicious links in emails and through infected websites. The anti-malware program can scan and
detect such spam emails and malicious websites to stop them at the initial stage. Use software
firewall protection along with a good anti-malware program to make the second line of defense
against any virus attack. This way you can secure your system without getting into trouble.
Change browsing behavior: This is the known fact that most virus attacks happen via
malicious links and infected websites. Thus by changing browsing behavior can save your system
from any unseen trouble. Do not ever open links or emails which have an unknown source as a
sender. Do not open any lucrative ad or another link to prevent your system from possible ransomware attack.
Set system restore point: This is an effective step to keep your system safe against
any possible data loss due to ransomware attack. System restore point virtually takes the
backup of all your important files so that you can access that data in future eventualities.
Backup data: Take this preventive measure to avert any data loss in case of ransomware
attack. Take data backup at regular intervals. Take this backup on external drives or on cloud
servers so that you can access and restore this data anytime anywhere you want.
Keep your system updated: Many ransomware attackers target those systems which are
not updated as these old systems remain prone to virus attacks. This is important to know that
every update comes with certain bug fix and security updates against such malware attacks.
Thus it becomes important to keep your system up to date with latest OS updates. Another
important step to follow is to avert downloading pirated software as they can contain
malicious content. Always verify the source of the software you are downloading. As most of
the operating software developers require to register and digitally sign all their software.
If your OS warns you about the unsigned program than it is better to cancel such installation.
Beat ransomware: After practicing all preventive measures in case your system gets
affected with ransomware threat apply below mentioned steps to beat ransomware.
Disconnect from the network immediately: Once ransomware or any other malware
attacks your system it further tries to connect to its Command & Control servers for further
instruction. To avoid this situation, disconnect your system from the network once you get
to know about the infection. This way you can break the link between the infected system
and the ransomware servers. This way you can save other machines from getting infected too.
Generally, ransomware takes a time to infect and encrypt all your files thus you can save
your certain data from getting infected.
Ask the experts: Some evident symptoms of ransomware attack include very slow system
speed, unwanted messages pop up, system hang and others. When you see such symptoms don't wait
to ask for experts help to prevent further damage to your system. You can do your own research
as well to keep your system safe and secure.
When we know the damage ransomware attacks can cause it becomes important to take certain
measures to prevent such attacks. In fact, practicing preventive measures proves better option
when it comes to ransomware attacks. There are very few methods available to decrypt files
encrypted by ransomware attacks.
One such example is available measures to
decrypt locky affected files
and few more. It is always advisable to apply all preventive measures to avert ransomware threat.
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