What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that typically locks access to computer files while involving extortion for ransom, usually in Bitcoins.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware does not typically spread by itself. There are three ways that ransomware spreads: it can be downloaded as a trojan, sent as an attachment to an email, or installed on the victim's computer.
An email with ransomware embedded in the attachment is usually delivered by social engineering methods such as impersonating another person-a, a colleague, friend, or family member of the victim.
Trojans are also often used to download ransomware onto computers because users seldom look twice at attachments named "readme" or "doc." These trojans may be downloaded onto computers through malicious advertisements that link to infected websites (malvertising), fake software update screens (screensavers), and more.
How Does Iwan Ransomware Work?
Iwan Ransomware (Trojan) is a trojan virus that encrypts your files and then asks for a ransom. The ransomware locks you out of your computer and then displays messages that encourage you to pay the requested amount to decrypt all of your encrypted data.
It’s important not to pay the ransomware demand because this only allows the hacker(s) access to more files on other devices and more files on other computers. In some cases, even if you follow the instructions given by the Iwan Ransomware message screen, it may lock up or show errors if malware is corrupting or interfering with anti-malware software on the system.
How to Remove Iwan Ransomware
At this point, it's a good idea to remove the ransomware to prevent any further damage. To remove Iwan Ransomware, there are two possible ways: using software or manually deleting the infected files. Many different types of ransomware will vary in how quickly they encrypt and delete your files, so be careful when dealing with them because manual removal may not always work correctly.
1) Download and install malware-removal tools, which will automatically handle the job for you. They should automatically scan your computer for viruses and ransomware if you haven't already done this; If not, run a quick scan before proceeding to use these programs
2) Delete the malicious files manually - you should search your computer for files associated with Iwan Ransomware. These files have a random string of characters as their file names and start with a lock icon.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
There are multiple ways to protect computers against this type of malware. One way is the use of anti-virus software that is always online. Anti-virus can also often be tuned to use different levels of prevention based on how much risk you want to take with your computer.
Another option for protection against ransomware is using an encrypted hard drive which will not only protect your computer but also encrypts any data saved on it so that even if your machine gets hacked, the hacker won't be able to access it without the password provided by you, meant specifically for this device.