5 ways to protect yourself from Ransomware

5 ways to protect yourself from Ransomware
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5 ways to protect yourself from Ransomware

How to Protect from Ransomware: 5 Precautions to Take

Introduction – What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is one of a kind of malicious activity that enters your system via a security flaw. Once it enters into the system, it encrypts the entire system or in parts. Once the system is encrypted, users cannot access it until a ransom (a message accompanying the malware) is paid. Ransomware can enter into a system from an individual, small business to a large company.

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Precautions again ransomware

Ransomware can be very dangerous when it enters into your system so it’s important to take certain precautions against ransomware

1. Avoid suspicious links

You can get suspicious links through email, messages, websites but never click on any link that you don’t trust or comes from any external sources. Clicking on such links can get your system encrypted and enter into your system.

2. Ignore scareware

Scareware is the new strategy by smart hackers to enter into your system. Scareware is the message showing that your system has been hacked and demands a certain payment or install any software to fix the issue. The software installed to fix the issue is malware entering your system.

3. Keep backup files

An important part of cybersecurity s to keep the backup of important files into an external disc, cloud or data center. This ensures that whether your system is encrypted through malware, you can still excess the valuable information and helps you to continue your business without much affecting it.

4. Upgrade your system 

Your system should ensure the latest programs with high security and versions. If your system is highly secure no ransomware can enter into your system. A highly secure system will keep you updated about any potential threat that can encrypt your system and run measures to remove it.

5. Anti-Virus and Firewalls

It is important to have antivirus and firewalls both running into your system. It will inform you about any potential threat, suspicious activity and keeps you an initial safeguard.