Over the last several months there has been a lot of talk about ransomware, malware and other online security threats. We even saw where over 150 countries was attacked with ransomware and countless computers were effected. Thousands of people were locked out of their computers unless they paid the fee the attackers were demanding.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is when an attacker is able to access your computer and lock you out of it by encrypting all the files on it. What make it so bad? Well, unless you have the encryption key (code) to unlock the files, you won't ever be able to access them again! The only way to get the encryption key is to pay the attacker the requested fee as can be seen below in the recent WannaCry ransomware attack.
How Do You Protect Yourself From Ransomware?
If you don't want to be locked out of your computer from a ransomware attack, then you need some kind of a ransomware protection software. While there are only a few of these currently available, we recommend Ransomware Defender.
We made this Ransomware Defender review and tutorial video to show how it works or you can watch it on YouTube here: Ransomware Defender Review
What is Ransomware Defender?
Just as the name says, it protects you from ransomware. Not only does Ransomware detect and remove ransomware, but it runs in the background of your computer 24/7 to keep it protected and preventing any from taking over your computer.
Within the software, you can do a quick scan, deep scan or a custom scan on your computer. It also includes a few extra security tools for your PC including the history cleaner and file eraser.
How to Use Ransomware Defender:
Step 1: Download and install the software (www.ShieldApps.com)
Step 2: Do a scan on your computer
Step 3: Ensure it's set to auto-update and protect your computer
That's it. From here it will run in the background using very little resources while it monitors and protects your computer 24/7.
If your computer gets infected with ransomware, you have 2 choices.
- You pay the attacker the fee to get the code to de-crypt your files.
- You ignore it and lose all your files on your computer.
With technology evolving so fast, it can be difficult to stay current with online security. Ransomware has been around since around 2005 but more recently technology has allowed attackers to improve on the development of ransom cryptware, which encrypts your files using a private key that only the attacker possesses.
This is why it's so important to have ransomware protection software installed on your computer and allow it to automatically update. It will always be current with the latest online threats.
Where to Download Ransomware Defender?
Ransomware defender can be downloaded directly from ShieldApps website along with many other popular software products. You can download the Ransomware Defender free trial version or buy for $49.95.