Malware is becoming very innovative. Meet “ransomware” a very dangerous malware that is designed to extort money from the unsuspected user. There are many form of this malware but the most dangerous one is Cryptolocker, as the name suggests, it encrypts your files and the only way to get them back is to pay hundreds of dollars.
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Ransomware is a type of malware that tries to extort money from you. One of the nastiest examples, CryptoLocker, takes your files hostage and holds them for ransom, forcing you to pay hundreds of dollars to regain access.
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Security expert Steve Gibson talks with Leo Laporte about CryptoLocker, a virus that encrypts all of your data and requires you to pay to get the key. For th…
There are plenty of reasons why having a solid Backup strategy is important, but in this case a good backup could be the only way to restore your important files.
How to avoid a malware infection like ransomware.
1. Don’t open suspicious files and email attachments.
2. Use a good Antivirus application and keep it up to date besides the regular scans.
Avast Free Antivirus is our current favorite. Download it from here.
3. Backup, Backup and Backup.
4. Keep Windows and all your Applications up to date.
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