What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a form of malware that renders your computer inoperable by preventing access to the files on the system. The message claims that the user needs to pay a ransom, typically in bitcoins, or have their data destroyed.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware is usually delivered to your computer secretly and installs without any warning. There are a few ways that ransomware spreads to different computers, some more popular than others (e.g., spam emails, attachments in emails, fake links in chatrooms).
- The victim receives an email containing a malicious attachment or link which then infects the victim's system with ransomware
- Sending a malicious file as an attachment
- Compromised websites running code which downloads ransomware on the visitor's computer without their knowledge
- Downloading a fake update for their Windows operating systems
- Installing ransomware from a third-party software installer (CandyCrack, etc.)
Lohodf Ransomware works by encrypting your files and demanding a ransom to decrypt them. The ransomware then displays an alluring message which provides instructions on how to pay the ransom, with payment accepted through either Bitcoin or other online cryptocurrency.
How to Remove Lohodf Ransomware
There are a few ways to remove Lohodf Ransomware, which is why we have been able to collect such data. One of the easier ways to remove Lohodf Ransomware is through the use of Windows' built-in antivirus software for desktop and mobile devices alike. It works by scanning for and automatically stopping any Lohofd ransomware that it finds. Another way in which you can prevent Lohodf Ransomware from encrypting your files is by using a file encryption service such as Data Recovery Pro, which provides an automated recovery solution in case your files get locked with Lohofd Ransomware.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
Staying up-to-date with Windows updates is generally the best defense against attacks. In addition to installing updates, you must keep your operating system and other software up-to-date. If your system has already been infected with ransomware, uninfected backups can be very useful in correcting your computer. Another way to prevent infection is by keeping your computer updated with security patches and regular maintenance (i.e., defragmenting the hard drive).