Ransomware is malware that locks your computer and mobile devices or encrypts your electronic files. When this happens, you can’t get to the data unless you pay a ransom. However this is not guaranteed and you should never pay!
To protect yourself from this ransomware Trojan, follow these preventive measures:
- Do not open attachments in emails from senders you don’t know;
- Back up your files on a regular basis and store the backup copies on removable storage media or in cloud storages – not on your computer;
- Regularly run updates for your antivirus databases, operating system and other software installed on your computer;
- Create a separate network folder for each user when managing access to shared network folders.