Saturday, May 13, 2017

What is virus ransom and How do you reduce your risk of him?


What is virus ransom?
What is virus ransom?

What is virus ransom?

Is a malicious program that affects smartphones and computers, encrypts and locks their data so that it can not be accessed until after payment is made.

How can a ransom virus penetrate you?

1. A message or link from an anonymous person arrives, and the content of the link is a file containing malicious software.

2. The sender is tempted by the victim to download the file through his or her deceit as an important or personal file.

3. The user uploads the file to his or her smartphone.

4. The virus encrypts important data in the device or encrypts the entire device, so that the user can not access his data.

5. The offender asks the victim for a "ransom" money in exchange for the decoding of the data and returning it to its nature.

How do you reduce your risk of the virus?

- Make sure to backup your device data constantly, to recover it if you are infected with the virus.

- Avoid opening links from unknown sources, and do not upload files sent by anonymous people via e-mail.

- Use anti-virus software and be original and non-mimic, and update it constantly

- Update the operating system of your phone and PC continuously, and be sure to update the software in it.

- Avoid access to suspicious sites

Be sure to download software and applications from their official sources and avoid pirated programs

What to do if your computer gets infected with the virus

- Avoid obeying them. If you pay the required amount, they will continue to extort and ask for more money.

What do you do if your computer gets infected with the virus?

• Avoid obeying them. If you pay the required amount, they will continue to extort and ask for more money.

• If the affected device is affiliated to your organization, inform the IT department directly.

• If the affected device is your personal computer, take it to the authorized dealer for repair

• If the affected device is affiliated to your organization, inform the IT department directly.

• Stop operations in the device or network directly and restore the backup.

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