What is ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware that extorts money from users by locking files and holding them for ransom. 

Ransomware programs actually encrypt your files and then demand that your transfer money online to the attacker in order to get your files back. Once your computer is infected, your files are lost unless you pay the large sum on money demanded.

In 2016, ransomware has been one of the largest security threats to everyone using a computer. Ransomware attackers are very hard to trace and prosecute, even for the FBI. We have to protect ourselves and prevent these attacks before they even have a chance to attack our computers.

What is the best way to protect against ransomware?

Ransomware programs rely on using exploits or vulnerabilities on your computer in order to gain access to your files. These vulnerabilities can exist in every program you use. Once the malware discovers an exploit, it will begin the irreversible process of encrypting your files. Exploits can also be a gateway for other malicious programs such as Trojans or ad-ware.

Once infected, it can be extremely difficult if not impossible to get your files back. So the best way to protect yourself is secure the exploits in your program. Using Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware programs is the best way to protect yourself from ransomware attacks.


What is ransomware?

What is the best program to stop ransomware?

Malwarebytes has an arsenal of great anti-virus programs. And Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit does exactly what you need to protect against ransomware. Malwarebytes AntiExploit Premium shields browsers and software programs from attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in their code. Anti-exploit premium stops attacks against your computer and doesn’t slow down or hard your computer in anyway.

Install Anti-Exploit using this link, you get a limited auto-upgrade to premium. If you decide you no longer want premium, it switches to free and still continues to protect some of your vulnerable programs.

How to remove ransomware?

If you’ve already been infected, don’t panic. It may not be too late to save your files.

The first thing to remember is do not pay the ransom. You are dealing with criminals, even if you pay they are not likely to return the files to normal.

Instead, contact a reputable computer repair service. For a free diagnostic and quote, call DillsPC at (828) 351-4771 and ask about Ransomware Recovery.

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