Am I at Risk From Ransomware

Am I at Risk From Ransomware

Ransomware is on the rise and with this crypto ransomware being so aggressive and in encrypting all your data and holding you to ransom for a fee to release your data is a nightmare for home users and businesses.

These malicious malware can infected a computer and bring a business to its knees. Anti-Virus companies are working hard to find a way to protect people and their customers from being hit by ransomware.

But beware of software companies claiming you are protected, never let your guard down and make regular backups of your data and keep it in a safe place away from the computer. Having a computer image of your system and backup of your data is the only sure way of defeating ransomware.
The only inconvenience is reinstalling your operating system, but I see this as a small price to pay, it’s better than getting hit by ransomware and having all your data encrypted and having no way of recovering that data.

Now there is companies that are releasing ransomware protection software, but like I said nothing gives your 100% protection against Crypto-Ransomware like CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt, File Locker, Torrent Locker, Cryptolocker, Cryptowall, MBR Ransomware, Petya and many others.


Author: WITS Curators

Bo Washington is a Certified Computer Specialist and the owner and operator of Washington IT Solutions, a local Bartlesville computer repair company. He has been fixing computers since the late 90's and has clocked up thousands of hours performing hardware upgrades, system builds, software installations, virus and spyware removal using the most up to date techniques and general computer services.

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