What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a form of malicious software that targets both home and business computers. Unsuspecting users install ransomware through some form of malware, such as a Trojan horse.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
This type of infection can be spread via email attachments, downloads from infected or trojanized websites, Windows exploits, or live chats with hackers who will trick you into downloading ransomware and installing it on your system. Once installed on the victim's computer, ransomware prevents them from accessing their files and demands that they pay ransom to regain control over their infected PC.
How to Remove Clean Ransomware
Clean Ransomware can be removed by using malware removal software specifically designed to remove cyber threats such as ransomware. An alternative method is to reset your Windows user account and files. However, before proceeding, please save all of your files to another location, such as a USB drive.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
The best way to protect from ransomware is to use antivirus software. Also, make sure you keep your operating system up-to-date. If you are unsure how to update your operating system, you can always check online for instructions on how. Some newer versions of Windows don't require the user to pay the ransom but will still encrypt the files or devices so they can't be accessed by anybody else until they pay the ransom.