What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that will encrypt all the files on the computer and demand a sum of money in exchange for the decryption key. The perpetrator will also send a message to say what has been encrypted, why, and how much would be required to decrypt them.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
A Ransomware attack is usually carried out via malspam campaigns, infected files shared through P2P networks and torrents, or drive by downloads. This is a Windows program that has been coded to execute malware without the user's permission. The Trojans can also infect other computer files and even spread to other computers within the network if not detected early enough and eliminated. Once the ransomware attacks, it will encrypt all the files on the computer and splatter a message across the screen saying that all your files have been encrypted and you have to pay up for them not to be deleted.
How Does Monkserenen Ransomware Work?
Monkserenen Ransomware is a malicious program that locks down the victim's personal files and encrypts them. It also holds the data hostage in exchange for a sum of ransom money.
When this virus is activated, it will lock all the data on your PC, including your email inbox, photos, videos, documents, and anything else you may have stored on your computer. It will then prompt you to enter a code or pay a fee in order to get back those files.
Monkserenen Ransomware will then demand a certain sum of money to be paid in order for the decryption key to be provided. It will also show a countdown timer to threaten the user with the deletion of all files if they do not comply.
The virus will create a text file that contains all your data and instructions on what to do in order to regain access. This ransomware may even take over your PC and display its ransom message persistently on top of your browser until you pay up.
How to Remove Monkserenen Ransomware
The best thing one can do in the case of a ransomware infection is to restore your files from a backup. You can then try to restore them from the backups or use Windows recovery programs. You should also change your passwords after removing the Ransomware, especially if you had saved those passwords on your computer while it was infected. The ransomware could have accessed them and kept a record of them for future use in order to gain access again.
You must also identify what ransomware has infected your computer and look for a corresponding malware removal guide or decryptor accordingly. A decryptor is a type of program that is able to decrypt files for a particular type of ransomware, and/or its variants.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
There are many ways to protect your PC from ransomware. You can use a firewall on your PC, which will automatically block the malware in case it tries to connect online. You can also install anti-virus and anti-malware software that is constantly looking for threats and malicious programs on your PC, which prevents the ransomware from infecting it.
You should also be careful not to download any email attachments that may have viruses hidden within them. If you want more protection for your computer, you can invest in a hardware firewall as well or even get an additional layer of protection with encryption software.