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How to Protect Your Computer from Ransomware Attacks

Posted on the 17 May 2017 by Tracy Ashley @stella_jea

How to Protect Your Computer from Ransomware AttacksWikie Pedia

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a sophisticated piece of malware that blocks the victim’s access to his/her files, and the only way to regain access to the files is to pay a ransom.

How ransomware infects your computer:

Ransomware, transmitted by email or web pop-ups, involves locking up people’s data and threatening to destroy it if a ransom is not paid. The global cyberattack has affected 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries, including Japan, South Korea, China, Germany, India & Britain.

How to protect the computer from ransomware:

If you’re already infected by ransomware, the first thing to do is disconnect your computer from the network (internet) so it does not infect other machines. Then seek help from a specializes in data recovery professional.

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