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How to protect against ransomware attacks

How to protect against ransomware attacks

Ransomware is a malicious software. Cyber criminals often use ransomware software. By using this software, they can harm a device, block all the data and the information. Ransomware is very much popular nowadays. Through this, cyber criminals extort money from companies and consumers. People should know the right process how to protect against ransomware attacks from the cyber criminals.

Ransomware has two types of malware. They are Windows blockers and encryption ransomware. Often they block the browser or operating system with a pop-up window.

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Here are the few tips regarding how to protect against ransomware attacks.

Data backup

Data is very much necessary and to keep the data in a safe position is also very crucial. It is very much essential to store the data in the cloud, restoring the data like Dropbox or store the data in a hard disk drive.

Personalize the anti-spam setting

Ransomware variants are spreading via emails which contain malicious attachments. It is better to configure the webmail server and block the untrustworthy attachments with extensions like .exe, .vbs  .scr.

Disable Windows PowerShell

It is essential to turn off the windows power shell which is a task automation framework. If it is necessary, then keep it enabled.

Deactivate AutoPlay

Deactivation is an excellent process to get rid of ransomware attacks. By this technique, malicious processes cannot be executed, and it will not be automatically launched from external media, such as USB memory, HDD.

Use antivirus software

The people should know the utilization of the antivirus, and they should be aware of how to protect against ransomware attacks. Antivirus software is very much essential. It is necessary to keep the antivirus up to date and monitor them regularly. Antivirus can block the malware, and it is very imperative to use a good antivirus package.

Know who uses your PCs

It is very much necessary to maintain a PC in a proper way. It is very much important to restrict the utilization of each PC to only authorized people. In the office or the other working place, it is very much crucial to lock the PC so that other passers-by cannot use them for a quick Web search.

Install a browser

People can install a browser which can block popups, and also it helps to get rid of Trojan attacks.

Set a secure password

It is very much necessary to set a unique password. If the person has a different account, then they should set a unique password because it reduces the potential risk. Moreover, it is necessary to set a strong password that cannot be brute-forced by remote criminals.

Know the right way of clicking

The social network is a huge platform. Through social network, many dangerous hyperlinks can be received. By the help of social network cyber criminals often do all kinds of tricks or they can use instant messengers. The cyber criminal can be the people whom you trust they can be your friend or colleagues. They send all the bad links and attack more people. People have to be very smart, and it is very much imperative for them not to click on any links which they find suspicious.

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