How To Protect Yourself From Ransomware | Prepare

Ransomware File Encryption Is Bad¬†Ransomware is bad there really isn’t any other way to describe it. Most malware and virus do some type of damage or add some annoying behavior. Almost all them can be removed and repaired. If worse comes to worse and nothing else works backing up your important files and then performing a Factory Restore puts things right again.

Ransomware doesn’t work like other malware and viruses. Sure it can be removed easy enough. The damage it causes though is a different story. Today’s ransomware finds it’s way onto your computer, usually through a legitimate looking email with a PDF attachment, and worms it’s way through your hard drives and even attached network drives. As it worms it’s way through it encrypts every document and picture you have making them completely unusable. You can hold your breath and hope that the author of the ransomware has a change of heart like the author of TeslaCrypt did and releases the master key and apologizes or you can prepare yourself for ransomware before it ever happens. Continue reading “How To Protect Yourself From Ransomware | Prepare”

Do You Really Want To Keep Yourself Safe On The Internet? Then Why Aren’t You?

So lets face it. The number one threat to your computer and you is malware. From Ransomware to Scareware we are all being bombarded every day with some type of Internet threat. Some of us know how to deal with it and a lot of us are unfortunately ripe for the picking so to speak. It’s a sad reality but true that over 85% of all computer repairs are usually directly related to malware.

First and foremost, what the heck is malware? Malware is a term that was created to encompass all of the things that are bad for you and your computer. Terms you are familiar with today like virus, scareware, hijackers, trojans and all of the other terms fall under the malware umbrella.

So lets face it. The number one threat to your computer and you is malware. From Ransomware to Scareware we are all being bombarded every day with some type of Internet threat. Some of us know how to deal with it and a lot of us are unfortunately ripe for the picking so to speak. It’s a sad reality but true that over 85% of all computer repairs are usually directly related to malware.

First and foremost, what the heck is malware? Malware is a term that was created to encompass all of the things that are bad for you and your computer. Terms you are familiar with today like virus, scareware, hijackers, trojans and all of the other terms fall under the malware umbrella. Continue reading “Do You Really Want To Keep Yourself Safe On The Internet? Then Why Aren’t You?”

Malware and Virus Which Should You Worry About More

Malware and Virus are two terms that tend to monopolize the Internet today. Whenever the words virus and malware are mentioned everyone gets a different picture in their mind of what they are. They are two of the most
What Is Meant By Virus

There are programs out there that are made specifically to copy themselves and probably do something bad to your files and computer. According to the Oxford Dictionary that is called a virus. Most of these viruses are legacy. Legacy means they are old and Outdated. Viruses started being popular back in the 1990’s.

Malware and Virus are two terms that tend to monopolize the Internet today. Whenever the words virus and malware are mentioned everyone gets a different picture in their mind of what they are. They are two of the most

What Is Meant By Virus

There are programs out there that are made specifically to copy themselves and probably do something bad to your files and computer. According to the Oxford Dictionary that is called a virus. Most of these viruses are legacy. Legacy means they are old and Outdated. Viruses started being popular back in the 1990’s. Continue reading “Malware and Virus Which Should You Worry About More”