What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that infects and locks a user's computer, with the purpose of extorting money from them. Hackers usually demand ransom payments to unlock their computers and prevent further damage.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Extortion is a widespread crime, and some people fall into the trap of thinking they can make quick money off of this crime. As such, ransomware has become a very common tool for hackers to use when they try to extort money from their victims.
Ransomware can be spread through e-mails that have been sent to targets or through malicious websites. However, the most popular ways for ransomware to get on your computer is by opening an attachment or clicking on an advertisement on a website that was hacked.
How Does Lqqw Ransomware Work?
Lqqw ransomware is a computer virus that was discovered in 2017 and has been growing ever since. Lqqw ransomware is not as popular as some other more common ransomware strains; however, it is still very dangerous. Lqqw ransomware is written in the C++ programming language, which means that it may be more vulnerable to unauthorized access than less common strains like CryptXXX.
The way Lqqw Ransomware works is by encrypting all of the victim's files and locking their computer screen with a message demanding payment of a ransom fee. This type of ransomware usually includes a ransom note warning on the computer screen and demand for payment for unlocking the PC and preventing further damage.
The way to get rid of this ransomware is to hack into the system and delete all files that belong to the virus. However, this process can be very complicated and risky, so for that reason and due to the fact that there is an easier way, we suggest you use a malware removal tool.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
- Keep your Operating System updated. This prevents the application of any unpatched vulnerabilities which hackers can use to infect your computer with ransomware.
- Use a good antivirus suite. This prevents the installation of any viruses onto your computer so they cannot encrypt files and demand ransom payments. It should be noted that you should also use an antivirus that is compatible with other software on your computer to prevent conflicts, as well as one that is updated frequently for newly discovered threats.
- Use a strong password. Passwords are one of the most important security measures you can take to protect your computer from ransomware. Passwords should be at least 8 characters long and use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Using this type of password makes it harder for hackers to crack the password file on your computer so they cannot access your files and demand ransom payments.
- Install legitimate anti-virus applications onto your computer so you can keep an eye on what software is installed onto your computer. This prevents suspicious programs from being installed onto your system which could lead to potential malware infections.