How To Protect Your Computer From WannaCry Ransomware
On may 12th, the world of internet has been hit by the ransomware called WannaCry. This is named as the biggest ever cyber attack in the history of interest world. Before coming into the topic you should know what is the ransomware? and the answer is that it is a malicious software designed to block the access of your computer to enter and only opens when the user pays the money to release the data.
On friday, many countries have hit by the ransomware attack. It also infected to hospitals in the UK and top business brands in the world. It is estimated that about 2 lakh computers were infected with ransomware.
Tips to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware:
1. Check your system:
To protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware, you should check your system thoroughly and check the unknown files in your folder. Investigate the files and if you find any new files delete them immediately and rescan your system. And also keep an eye on changes in your computer administration panel.
2. Update your Computer:
After finding the ransomware Microsoft had released its latest update that stops ransomware attacks. All the security threats will be fixed with its update on your computer. You can check the official page of Microsoft for instructions on updating your software.
3. Install antivirus:
Antivirus software can help you relieve from all the attacks and security threats. With the ransomware attack, many top antivirus software like Avast antivirus and Kaspersky have updated their software that resists severe attacks including ransomware attacks. And also don’t forget to update their versions from time to time it helps you secure your data time to time.
4. Create a backup:
Even though you have followed all the security measures it is most recommended to maintain a backup of your data. These backups can easily restore your lost files and data. Most of the people prefer to use online backup services but also try to create an offline backup of your data.
Tip of the topic:
To get relief from the dangerous security attacks and to protect your computer from the WannaCry ransomware follow the quick steps to avoid ransomware attacks.
- Don’t download any software from malicious sites and don’t click on unknown ads.
- Avoid clicking on unwanted links arrived in your inbox.
- Scan the files before you inject them to the computer.