Ransomware – Identified As Worst Computer Infection
Being a System user, you are probably heard the term “Ransomware” . Ransomware consists with two word Ransom + Malware which means a malicious software that executes on the System. Being a Malicious software, it really sounds bad. There are several files and programs that impact your Windows machine but among all ‘Ransomware’ is the particular form of malware that locks users all stored files and demands a ransom fee. To get complete information about Ransomware, you can visit its Wikipedia link.
Ransomware often works by either blocking access to all of your files by locking them or by holding entire System hostage. The person infected with such a System infection is typically order to pay anything in terms of online money to get unique file decryption key to unlock the locked data. Locking files and putting the decryption key on remote servers is the major task of ransomware. The creators of ransomware are the only ones who have the file decryption key and they tell victims to pay ransom demanded fee in order to getting the file decryption key. These days, numerous variant of Ransomware has victimized Windows PC but some of the most popular variants are : RandomLocker Ransomware, Oldbat Ransomware, Rapid Ransomware, Ransomnix Ransomware etc.
Hostages Businesses of Ransomware
As a System user, we all are familiar that losing functionality or files of PC is a hassle but the ransomware attacks are the disastrous for the businesses. When System user click on its executable file or its payload, it automatically get inside the PC. As soon as it successfully invades inside the PC, it immediately scans PC and uses powerful file encryption algorithm to lock users all stored files. Ransomware often uses several weird file extension to lock files. Upon performing the successful encryption procedure, it makes targeted files inaccessible and delivers a ransom message on desktop screen which asks victims to pay ransom demanded fee.
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Is Paying Money Enough To Get Files Back?
Paying money to the developers of ransomware is really one of the personal question because each person have their own priority. But team of security experts are strictly advised victims that they should not pay ransom demanded fee under any circumstances. According to the security experts hackers often ignored victims once ransom fee is submitted. Of course, there is no any guarantee that you will get access to your files even paying the ransom demanded fee. Therefore victims should not pay ransom demanded fee under any circumstances. Rather than paying the ransom demanded fee, System users must get rid of the ransomware from affected Windows PC.
Ways Through Which Ransomware Attacks Windows PC
The con artists or developers of Ransomware uses social engineering tactics and deceptive ways to compromise Windows machine but the main source of its infiltration is spam campaigns. Spam emails contains dubious attachment appears in users inbox as a legitimate one. When System users open such a dubious attachment, ransomware easily infect the PC. Besides the spam campaigns, ransomware also infected Windows PC via shareware or freeware packages, torrent downloads, hacked or gambling sites, PDFs downloaders, fake software updater and much more.
Safeguard Tips To Protect PC Against Ransomware
- Install a reputable and legitimate Antivirus application and update it on regular basis.
- Back up your data on the regular basis.
- Browse the web carefully.
- Avoid yourself from downloading any dubious attachment.
- Don’t click on any spam emails or messages.