Right now, if you search the internet, you’ll see that there’s a lot of fuss about ransomware and every other day some organization and its servers fall victim to ransomware attacks. These attacks are growing at an alarming rate and something needs to be done about them as soon as possible or else the internet will become a terrifying place where no one will be safe.
For those who aren’t much aware of ransomware, it’s an attack that infects a PC and inserts malicious scripts inside that are used to encrypt different files and documents. Once these files and all your data gets encrypted, you then don’t have access to what’s inside your PC.
In a nutshell, the ransomware threat is quite dangerous because whether you are an organization, business or just another individual who uses the internet for information and entertainment purposes, you can easily become a victim and your data can easily be encrypted.
How to Get Rid of Ransomware Encryption?
We know that you have this question popping up in your mind for quite a while now and well, we are going to answer it now. There are a total of three ways through which you can get rid of ransomware encryption.
We always say this that backing up your data is a must if you really want to protect yourself from the threat of ransomware attacks. What you need to do is to create a backup of your important data and store it on a separate drive or just upload it to the cloud. Once your PC gets infected with a virus, you then have to format the disk that’s affected and then restore your backed up files. It’s an easier, stress-free way to remove the ransomware encryption.
Use of Decryption Tools
If you want to decrypt your data without paying any ransom then yes, there’s good news for you that you can make that happen because there are decryption tools available on the internet. You just have to identify the type of ransomware that has affected your PC and once you do that you can then easily match it up with a ransomware family and get your decryption key. For this, you can visit websites like NoMoreRansom.org.
This should be your last option if you don’t have the decryption key and you don’t have any backup either. In such a case, you have to opt for negotiation. You will have to pay the attacker the ransom he has demanded and if you don’t want to do that, then just pay a small amount and get your desired files back or contact the attacker on his given email and negotiate with him.