PC Protection Prevent Ransomware is now more important than ever. All over the news right now we are learning about the global cyber-attack a computer malware that has spread across 150 countries. This global cyber attack shows just how vulnerable we can be online.
Here are steps you can take for PC Protection Prevent Ransomware
- Do not open any suspicious email messages with attachments. Mark as spam and delete permanently.
- Set up 2-Step Verification for your G Suite domain and all your online accounts.
- Ensure you use antivirus software https://www.kaspersky.com/antivirus $39.95 USD per year
- Ensure you use malware-free software https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/ $39.99 USD per year
- Backup your data, so you can recover your files without paying a ransom.
- Backup all your files to the cloud with https://www.dropbox.com/plans from $99 USD per year
- or backup all your files to the cloud with https://wetransfer.com/plus $120 USD per year
- Save all your files to an external hard drive, G Suite Drive, Microsoft OneDrive etc…
- Make sure the operating systems on your desktops, laptops or servers are up to date and patched.
- Microsoft took the highly unusual step of making a security update for platforms in custom support (such as Windows XP) available to everyone. The software giant said in a statement: “We know some of our customers are running versions of Windows that no longer receive mainstream support. That means those customers will not have received the Security Update released in March. Given the potential impact to customers and their businesses, we made the decision to make the Security Update for platforms in custom support only, Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003, broadly available for download here http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598
- Find out more at sophos.com
This attack is a very big wake up call to remind everyone to protect themselves and to backup all their files. Fortunately this latest cyber-attack was halted by a UK security researcher who found what appeared to be a “kill switch” in the rogue software’s code read more here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39907049
If you have questions about PC Protection Prevent Ransomware, contact our team today.