What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that takes control of a user's data or threatens to publish the victim's data until a ransom is paid.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware typically gains access to its victims via phishing emails, fake ads, websites infected with malware, and other social engineering techniques. Once installed on the computer, it locks down files, documents, databases, or systems that are then inaccessible to users or administrators for an arbitrary amount of time. The victim then receives instructions on paying for getting their files back and may also be threatened with publishing all their private content if they do not comply.
How Does Leaks Ransomware Work?
Leaks Ransomware is a ransomware variant that installs itself by executing a packet of code injected in an email or when the user follows a link from the email. It then scans for files to encrypt and spreads throughout the computer.
After encryption, the ransomware displays a message on a web page. The message guides the victim through decrypting the files and demands a payment to do so.
How to Remove Leaks Ransomware
The first thing that you should do is ensure that you have a backup of all your files. Ransomware will encrypt your files and then display a message on a web page. This message guides the victim through decrypting the files and demands to be paid before being decrypted. If you have a backup of all your files, it does not matter if the ransomware encrypts them because you can get them back from your backups.
There are also ransomware deletion tools to help users remove this type of malicious software from their computers. This software scans for and deletes ransomware from computers running Windows 10 or 8 by pressing one button on the computer's keyboard or remotely via another device.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
To prevent further infections from other malware, you must update your operating system and applications. Keep your operating system up-to-date because it eliminates vulnerabilities that software vulnerabilities could exploit. Furthermore, installing an anti-malware program eliminates any existing malicious software on your computer.