What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of computer virus that encrypts the data on your device. This programming code makes it so you can't access the data and even lose the data forever. A ransom message will appear on your screen demanding money for you to get back access to your files and be able to use your device again.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware spreads when a hacker sends an e-mail or leaves a file where you can download it onto your computer or phone. The virus then gets downloaded onto your device, which enables it to encrypt all of the data on there automatically once they are unlocked using a decryption key sent by someone who has already downloaded ransomware onto their own machine (known as 'crypto-ransom').
How Does Unibovwood Ransomware Work?
Unibovwood Ransomware is ransomware that is spread through e-mails; it will arrive as an attachment. Once the attachment has been opened, Unibovwood will be installed on the target's computer and encrypt all of its files. After this happens, Unibovwood will demand a ransom fee in return for a decryption key that can be used to unlock the encrypted files.
How to Remove Unibovwood Ransomware
One way to remove Unibovwood ransomware is by using a system restore point. This option will enable you to revert your device to its original settings before the time that you first got it on your computer, which means that all of the encrypted data on your device will be restored. To navigate different restore points, use “System Restore” found in the “Computer Settings” menu.
Alternatively, IT technicians can access files without having access to them with some software programs. The chance of success with this route depends largely on the severity of whiteout Ransomware has done and if it has affected any backups of files on your machine at all.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
Protecting a computer from ransomware is about making sure that the files on it are backed up. With the backing up of files, if there is an attack, it can be reverted to before the attack occurs.
The two most popular ways to protect your computer from ransomware, as well as any other sort of virus or malware, are by using anti-virus and anti-malware software. These types of programs will constantly update themselves with information on new types of viruses and other malware; they also allow for scans and removal (which, again, should only be done once you know the source has been removed).
Computer users can also protect their devices by not downloading files from disk unless they are being sent by someone they know to have the ability to sign the file digitally.
To keep your computer protected, users should keep their operating system patches up to date, update their anti-virus software, use a good password for encrypting files, and avoid downloading any files or attachments unless they are being sent by someone you are sure to have permission to do so.