What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to a computer system's files, and in some cases, the system altogether, until a ransom is paid to unlock it. It's also known as cryptoviral extortion, but the term "ransomware" is now used widely to describe this type of malware.
Many ransomware infections tell users they need to pay money (or provide an alternate payment method) in order to use their computer or have deleted (unlocked) all files on the system. The payment could be demanded from the user through an online service or from a user's pre-paid account or credit card via phone, email or SMS text message.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
There are different methods that ransomware can spread. Some ransomware viruses use an exploit kit to install onto the device without the user knowing in order to get access and encrypt all their files. Other popular methods include phishing attempts, malicious URLs and emails, exploiting unprotected devices, or infecting a system remotely over a network.
For example: If an email is sent out containing malware to destroy all of your data, it could be considered ransomware since it will ask for money in exchange for returning control of your system back to you.
How Does Ganp Ransomware Work?
Ganp Ransomware is a ransomware virus that encrypts your files and delete them as soon as it gains access to your computer. If you have valued files on your computer, you will need to pay for the malware in order to get them back.
After the ransomware has taken control of and encrypted all of your files, it then locks down your choice from accessing any of these important documents. The victim can choose between paying a ransom, trying to recover their data using an external device such as a USB stick or disc, or waiting for someone else to recover the data.
Ganp Ransomware sends victims a message that says they are infected with an encryption ransomware virus and coercing them into paying a ransom in order to regain access to their files. The message also says that if the payment is not made within a period of time, all of their files will be deleted.
How to Remove Ganp Ransomware
Ganp Ransomware is a ransomware virus. This type of malicious software blocks access to a computer system until a ransom is paid to unlock it, and it can encrypt files on the device. Backups are important for ransomware because if the victim chooses not to pay or can't pay, there's nothing that can be done to recover their files locked by Ganp Rarantineware and they will have been permanently deleted.
If you believe you may have been infected with Ganp Ransomware, follow these steps:
- Scan your computer with an antivirus software
- Restart your router and other devices connected to the Internet in order for it block any further attack from Ganp Ransomware
- Change your passwords for your email accounts, online banking accounts, and other online accounts
- Invest in a trusted quality antimalware program
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
To protect your computer from other ransomware, there are a few things you should do. The most important thing is to back up your data regularly on an external storage device that isn't connected to the internet or on another network.
Also, if you think that there might be a financial loss or career problems caused by the ransomware attack, take precautions in order to avoid it happening again.
If you have access to your router and other devices connected to the internet, make sure that they are updated with current security patches and do not use an outdated version of their operating system.
Lastly, it's best practice not to install software from unknown sources because if a malicious program has been installed this way then other malware will be able to take over your computer.