Ransomware

Protect Yourself From Ransomware

Ransomware is a kind of malware like other malware viruses, similar to Trojan Horses. When it affects a device, it blocks its own access to it. No information, no folder can be opened then. In order to unlock either the device or the data, the user is required to pay a ransom. The term Ransomware covers mainly two types of malware Windows blockers and encryption Ransomware. There are many other such viruses too, but this one is the most harmful.

It is very necessary to stop this Ransomware as soon as it enters the system and before it attacks any files and folders. So it is always advised to incorporate some measures regarding the safety of the information in the computer system. By doing this, one can offer protection the important files and folders containing essential information.

There are various softwares referred to as antivirus software programs that detect such activity easily and save the system from any kind of threat. These softwares are high-tech enough to detect any abnormal activity happening or going to happen in the coming days. Thus they start offering protection even before it happens.  These softwares have a similar kind of steps which occur in sequential manner to offer protection:

  • These softwares stop any kind of Ransomware attack on the saved files and folders
  • Create another backup for files and folders

Precautions to be taken to save systems from Ransomware

Enlisted are the various kinds of Ransomware attacks that may occur:

  1. In place overwrite
  2. Via rename
  3. Via new file
  4. Master boot record overwriting
  5. In-place overwrite/or rename/or new file with injection into known processes
  • In case of “in place overwrite” the Ransomware attacks the data, files and folders and thus modifies the data. In order to save from this, the driver provides file access notifications to the service and performs copy-on-write of suspicious activities.
  • In case of “via rename, the virus creates new files and folders and deletes the original ones. The method of providing protection is same as that of overwrite
  • In case of “via new file”, the virus again creates new files and folders thus deleting the original ones. In this the driver watches the actions and reports the service
  • In “In-place overwrite/or rename/or new file with injection into known processes”, it performs malicious actions and thus destroys the data. In this case the lost data can be recovered from the cloud

Thus such Ransomware attacks can be very dangerous for the computer systems as well as the users. It not only destroys and duplicates the essential data on the computer system but also asks for ransome from the user which is certainly annoying. Thus one should be aware of such attacks and save the system from any such mishaps. One needs to offer a transparent protection to our data in order to save it from such attacks. Ransomware can be tackled with proficient IT skills and the professionals so it’s good to take measures beforehand.

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