Protecting Yourself From Ransomware How It’s Done

So the big catch word the past few months is Ransomware. It has ran rampant through the internet attacking businesses and home users alike. Clicking on an e-mail attachment is all it takes. At least that is how it used to be. Now Ransomware has found new ways to infect your computer.

Ransomware| Pay or ElseCerber ransomware is a perfect example of a threat that is distributed through a number of different ways. Trendlabs released a blog post in August describing how Cerber is distributed through “Malvertising”. Malvertising is the practice of ads that lead you to malware terror.

What’s Worse Than Ransomware

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2016/03/cerber-ransomware-new-but-mature/If you wanted to know if Ransomware was the worst kind of threat we face today the answer is a resounding YES! If it wasn’t already bad enough it’s gotten a lot worse. We found out in July that Ransomware was being offered as a service. That means any newbie or wannabe that wants to get into the Ransomware business can simply subscribe and get a DIY kit so they can get in on the multi million dollar ransomware business to without having to create their own.

What Does All This Ransomware Scare Information Really Mean To You

Today’s ransomware is scary stuff. Clicking the wrong ad or e-mail attachment starts the process. The process of encrypting every file and picture on your computer and any attached network or storage device. According to the message the only way to get them back is to pay a ransom. For many this is all but to true. I have an external hard drive from a member that had been infected prior to joining PC Helper 123 that is still unrecoverable over a year later. The external hard drive was attached to the computer when it was infected and is full of irreplaceable family photos and memories.

For those that are informed there are ways that make sure that Ransomware never holds them for ransom.

  • A Solid Multi Platform Backup Practice (local and online)
  • Good Antivirus|Malware Protection Installed
  • Crypto Prevent by FoolishIT Installed

The #1 way of protecting your files from a ransomware attack is to have good backups. As long as you have backups the most that you will ever have to do is clean your PC and restore your backed up files. Local storage devices like USB and external hard drive may become infected. Using an online backup method makes sure no matter what you will have clean files to restore.

Antivirus and antimalware companies are constantly sifting through new and altered malware. Protection is not 100% but it is critical to have the best protection installed. Using special software in addition to your protection like Crypto Prevent may be the difference of whether your computer is safe or becomes infected.

Proactive Means Safety | Reactive Means Loss

Proactive action means that you and your computer stay safe. Even if a threat does make it through you experience no loss. Those who decide to spin the metaphorical wheel of chance run the risk of either losing it all or paying up. Backup, protection, and safe practices are the closest that you can be to 100% safe on today’s Internet.

If you would like to implement your own plan a PC Helper will be glad to help you scope out what to do. If you would rather have it taken care of for you become a PC Helper 123 member and get everything you need.

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Brad is a true PC Helper. Having worked on computers since 1988 he's not only experienced at what he does but puts the computer owner above all else. Owning a computer should be a fun and a safe experience. That is the whole mission of the PC Helper program, taking care of you and your computer.

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Brad is a true PC Helper. Having worked on computers since 1988 he's not only experienced at what he does but puts the computer owner above all else. Owning a computer should be a fun and a safe experience. That is the whole mission of the PC Helper program, taking care of you and your computer.

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