What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is when a program is installed on a computer, and it locks the user out of the computer with a message that includes some sort of demand. Ransomware can also occur when a hacker connects to your computer and you are unaware. It is like getting locked out of your own house. The ransom note might threaten to delete all the data on your hard disk if you don't pay up within an allotted time.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware can spread in a number of different ways. It could be that the hacker is able to steal your access information and send it on to other parties. This might happen if your account password is weak or if you use the same password on multiple sites, or even in an email account. The ransom note might also go through social media, and end up online for all to see. If there are any computers matching your ransom note, they will be locked and pay up and you'll have their information as well as their hard disk.
How Does Level1 Ransomware Work?
Level1 Ransomware is the level of ransomware that Level1 Cybersecurity Services use. Level1 Ransomware locks down your computer and displays a message asking for $200 in Bitcoin. It also provides an expiration date of six days from the time you pay up. Level1 Ransomware will provide your information to level 1's servers if you don't pay up within that time frame as directed by Level 1's note on the screen giving instructions on how to unlock your computer, which is all in another language not English.
How to Remove Level1 Ransomware
If Level1 has been installed on your computer and is asking you to pay up, here are the instructions that will help you remove it. The instructions can be found at level1ransomware.com/remove.html . Use the removal guide to remove Level1 Ransomware from your computer if you don't know how or can't access this site for some reason. If it has been possible for someone else to install ransomware on your computer, then a antivirus program should be able to remove it without any issues since it's being attacked by malware instead of ransomware, which is why we recommend using an antivirus program anyways. Those programs are usually easy to download and install. If you are not able to remove Level1 Ransomware from your computer, then a data recovery company or recovery service should be able to help you get your data back.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
To protect your computer from ransomware you should change your passwords, don't use any similar passwords in multiple accounts and to think before you click on an email link or make a social media post. It is also important to run antivirus programs regularly and make sure that your system is up-to-date with the latest patches.