Ransomware is as scary as it sounds. It can block the access to your data until and unless some ransom is paid. It is known as the biggest scam out there in the internet world.
Types of Ransomware:
We are probably unaware of the fact that it has three basic techniques and levels. Moreover, removal solutions depend on the ransomware type.
Browser/ Screen locker
As you can tell by the name, Data Encrypter is the most dangerous one as it can encrypt your data and will only decrypt it if you pay the ransom. There are only a few options available for you to get rid of data encryption. Here are some:
Visit NoMoreRansom.Org and follow the instructions.
(For this, you will have to identify the type of data encrypted method the cybercriminals have used for your data.)
The easiest and the most precautionary measure you can take beforehand is to backup your data. It might take hours or days depending on the amount of data you’ve got, but it’ll still be more accessible and more useful than paying the ransom.
This happens when you click on a link to visit an anti-virus website which turns out to be fake. PC Cleanup Tools that pop out on your screen out of nowhere and demand money to clean up your computer are one of the most significant ways of scareware.
How to remove:
Out of all three types of ransomware, this one is the easiest to remove.
For removal, download anti-malware solution like Malware Fox. It helps detect scareware and viruses.
There are several fake U.S Department messages out there that pop up on your screen from time to time, telling you that they’ve detected an illegal activity on your PC for which you need to pay fine otherwise you’ll be sentenced to jail or will have to pay even a more massive ransom.
How to remove:
It also requires a Malware. AVG technology, AVG AntiVirus Free, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spybot Search and Destroy are some good anti-malware.
Here is a list of various tools that will help you detect the type and remove the ransomware – You should definitely include some in your ransomware recovery plan.
How to prevent ransomware attacks: It’s another story if you get struck by ransomware, but you need to know how to prevent because ‘prevention is better than cure’ anyway.
• Keep your data updated and backed up into a safer version and folders.
• Get a hold of your anti-virus software.
• Update your software
• Make your operating up to date as well.
• Keep your firewall activated.
• Toolbar plug-ins need to be updated on a yearly basis as well and have a ransomware recovery plan in place.