Ransomware can be said as a type of malicious or very dangerous software which blocks all the content such as files, data etc in a computer and a message is displayed to pay a certain amount of money to unlock that attack. Sometimes the attack may be on a small scale and sometimes on a large scale in which all the data gets blocked and the Person comes in a big trouble. All the files such as important documents, music, movies etc get encrypted by this bad attack and sometimes the users are in a situation that they don’t know What is this happening and what to do next. Recently a ransomware known as wannacry came and has taken the world by storm. It can be spread in a computer by various sources such as malicious email attachments, dangerous websites, documents and can be many other things. The main motive behind these type of ransomware attacks is money which is demanded in the form of virtual payment. Many cybercriminals now for money who have very less knowledge and learning about ransomware to get money from people. It is one of the most dangerous thing that is happening and can be happened in future too.
How to Prevent Ransomware?
Now, we will tell you about some ways through which you can protect yourself from this type of cyber attacks in the future. So just read these steps carefully and follow them.
The most important and the biggest thing that will defeat ransomware is backing up your important data. If you are attacked with ransomware you may lose that document you started earlier this morning, but if you can restore your system to an earlier snapshot or clean up your machine and restore your other lost documents from backup, you can rest easily which will be very beneficial for you.
Show Hidden File Extensions
Now,You all must be wondering how this step is beneficial in preventing such type of cyber attacks,so we want to tell you that this step is one of the most important step you should take.If this is done then if there is by chance a attack the you will be easily distinguish between the files that are harmed and hat are alright.
Disable Files Running From App Data
You can yourselves contro this feature by allowing or disabling the apps running from app data which can be very beneficial to prevent ransomware attacks in future.
Use a Reputed Security
It is always a good idea to have both anti-malware software and a software firewall to help you identify threats which are happening or which can happen tour computer in future.So this step is very important and has to be taken or we say that should be taken by every user because it can save you from this attack,But always try to use a reputed one and your device will be safed.
Update/Patch Your Software
These steps are to be taken very seriously as most of the cyber hackers or criminals are always in search of people having outdated software in their computers.So always make your device updated to the latest version.Moreover it also becomes easier for the hacker to attack on outdated versions because it is possible that they do not have all the features such as that if security which the latest version will have,It is advisable to have the latest version with you always.
So, these were some steps from us which can be taken by you to protect your device.