Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts victim files. Ransomware will lock the victim’s personal files such as important documents. Usually, the attacker will ask for a certain amount of money so that the file can be accessed again by the rightful owner. If the attacker doesn’t provide the decryption key, you can lose access to your data or even your device. Here’s how to get rid of ransomware on your computer:
Immediately isolate the infected device
Isolate or disconnect devices that have been infected with other devices. Disconnect network drives, cloud storage, external hard drives, or connected flash drives from infected devices. This is necessary to stop the spread of the ransomware from infecting more devices or other computers.
Find out what type of ransomware it infects
Find out what type of ransomware is on your device. This is necessary so that you know the correct fix or according to infected it. Along with advances in technology, now there are many anti-virus that can be used to remove ransomware. Do a scan with the anti-virus software to detect and remove from your computer. If you are using Windows, you can use the built-in anti-malware software called Windows Defender.
Restore encrypted files
After you have removed the ransomware, it is time to recover your files. It should be noted that most cybersecurity experts discourage victims from paying the ransom to regain access. They argue that criminals do not always grant access according to the agreement or agreement in advance. It is even rumored that ransomware payments are also being used to fund the development of more sophisticated attacks. Instead you can restore files yourself. If you regularly back up data on your computer, then restoring or restoring files can be done easily. You can also use an online decryptor to recover your files.