What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that criminals install on your computer. This malicious software locks you out of your computer and encrypts all the files on it. The criminals then demand money from you in order to decrypt the files and unlock your machine. If you don't pay, they keep your files encrypted forever, or until you accidentally delete them.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware is spread through spam email attachments or infected downloads. If you click an attachment from someone who doesn't know you and your computer is unprotected, then the ransomware can install itself on your computer. If you download an app from a third-party app store and don't pay attention to the permissions it's asking for, that could also be how ransomware gets installed on your device.
How Does Zucano Ransomware Work?
Zucano Ransomware is a type of ransomware that encrypts all your files on your computer and demands payment in exchange to decrypt the files. Zucano Ransomware cames onto your computer through one of two ways: email attachments or downloaded apps. Zucano Ransomware then monitors activity on the device and automatically locks your device if you don't pay up within an hour, after which it deletes all data from the computer. Zucano Ransomware doesn't seem to have any other malicious effects, but it's still definitely up for consideration as a ransomware family.
How to Remove Zucano Ransomware
To remove Zucano Ransomware from your computer, you can either do a clean uninstall or perform an automatic uninstall. You'll need to reformat or restore the computer before installation if this is the case. To do a clean removal, follow these steps:
1) Access the Control Panel in Windows 10
2) Select Uninstall a program
3) Search and select Zucano Ransomware from the list of installed programs
4) Delete Zucano Ransomware from your computer
5) Restart your computer
6) Update Windows 10
7) Use an anti-virus software to search for any remnants of Zucano Ransomware and to ensure your system is clean.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
1) Update your Operating System- It is important to always have the newest operating system that is available. This will make it more difficult for the ransomware to install itself on your computer.
2) Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) – You can use a VPN to secure all of the data in and out of your computer and make it much more difficult for hackers.
3) Create strong passwords for your accounts
4) Make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer to alert you of any malicious activity
5) Make sure you backup your information regularly so in the case of an attack, you can always restore your system