3 Ways To Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks
(Riverton, Wyo.) – A recent wave of ransomware attacks across the world has businesses and home users worried about the safety of their data. A ransomware attack is a type of malware that restricts access to a computer system, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the operators of the malware to remove the restriction. Most of the time, paying the ransom does nothing for the user. The crooks still don’t unlock your files. They are just looking to make money. Scary, right?! There are things you can do to avoid falling victim to these types of attacks. To start, having a reliable, external back is key.
The team at Traveling Computers in Riverton has provided these simple, but very important tips that can help protect yourself from falling victim to ransomware attacks:
1) Never allow someone to connect to your PC to “fix” it remotely.
2) Don’t click on links in emails. If you are curious “hover” over the link and see where it REALLY goes.
3) Backup, Backup, Backup. External drives are inexpensive and a great way to protect your valuable date.
Stop in at Traveling Computers or give them a call. “We can help you protect your systems with effective anti- virus software, backup your data and show you how to keep from becoming a victim,” said Stacey Peranteaux, Traveling Computers Owner. “Users who have allowed a remote connection to their machine should also call us. They may have installed malicious software.”
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Riverton, WY 82501