What is ransomware?
There are many kinds of computer viruses hidden inside your computer system. Those hackers are working on stealing your data quietly and stealthily. But this is another type of virus attack that makes it known – on purpose. It blocks access to the victim’s data or threatens to publish or delete it until a ransom is paid. It’s named ransomware and, as you’ve heard by now, a newly type of ransomware called WannaCry spreads more than 200,000 organizations in over 150 countries, demanding ransom payments in 20 languages. According to cyber security experts, ransomware is one of the most widespread and damaging threats that Internet users face today.
Protect Your System and Files from Ransomware
- Since WannaCry spreads through a weakness in Microsoft Windows which was formerly exploited by US surveillance agency NSA, you can immediately patch your Windows with the latest released MS17-010.
- If you can, please Update your operating system. The data indicates that most of the victims are using Windows XP and Windows 7. In this case, you’d better update your OS to Windows 10.
- Using a firewall can stop ransomware from entering your system. A firewall guards your online communications and makes sure that no suspicious or unauthorized program access your computer without your consent.
- Backup your system and files with AOMEI Backupper Free.
AOMEI Backupper Free – For WannaCry Ransomware is designed to protect Windows system & files against ransomware like WannaCry, Wanna Decryptor, Cryptolocker, etc for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. With the help of AOMEI Backupper Free, you can easily backup system, files, disks, partitions on desktop and laptop computers by creating a backup image and restore all your important data when your computers have been attacked. Comparing with AOMEI Backup Standard, the biggest difference is that AOMEI Backupper Free version has simplified the complex operations and give users a short way to backup. There are two main ways to protect your system and files against the WannaCry ransomware.
If your system hasn’t been attacked by WannaCry ransomware virus, you can create a system image if you need to protect your system. Set automatic backup, incremental/differential backups to make sure you’ll always have the latest backup of your important data to minimize damage once your computer has a virus. If your system has been affected by the WannaCry ransomware, unfortunately, you need to create the bootable device as well as the backup image to avoid the data loss caused by the inappropriate operations.
AOMEI Backupper Free is a completely free backup and restore. If you need a more professional and complete PC backup software for Windows, you can try AOMEI Backupper Professional edition.