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Ransomware – FBI Money Pack Malware
Once it takes up residence, the ransomware promptly seizes control of your system and either blocks access to your files and core programs or encrypts them so you can’t use your computer. Malware that attempts to extort money from users isn’t new; it’s been around almost as long as the home computer. Early forms of ransomware encouraged victims to rack up expensive long-distance phone bills, or send pricey text messages. The problem with these methods was that they could be traced, exposing the cyber crooks to some risk. Thanks to new forms of electronic payment, the extortionists can compel victims to purchase prepaid cards at local retailers. Once those codes on the cards have been transmitted, the scammers can redeem them anonymously for cash.
What Ransomware Does
Ransomware gets on your computer in the same ways as any other type of malware. For most of us, ransomware seems like an obvious scam, but sadly, it manages to dupe enough people to be an effective tool in the cybercriminals’ tool box. What you need to know is that neither the FBI nor any other official entity can or will seize control of your PC in this manner and ask you to pay a fine. Cybercriminals attempt to add legitimacy to these sorts of scams by incorporating logos for government institutions and security software you’re familiar with, including genuine links to security-related Web pages and official-sounding language that references domestic or international laws that you’ve supposedly violated. They attempt to first frighten you and then reassure you that you’ll regain full control of your computer if you just pay the ransom.
What You Should Do
If you discover that your computer has been infected with ransomware, the last thing you should do is pay the so-called fine. You cannot trust the ransomware maker to relinquish control of your computer once you’ve paid. Because ransomware comes in various forms, the tactics used are similar to those of other malware, and the same strategies for dealing with those infections will work here as well. Start by disconnecting the infected system from the network and Internet. Use a secondary computer connected to the Internet to research the ransomware message to see how others dealt with the infection. Many solutions involve getting the system to boot into Safe Mode, tweaking the Windows Registry, and then installing a malware-removal tool.
Viruses, Spyware and Malware Removal Service:
The Sneakiest of All; Rootkit
Rootkits are like malware with a survival instinct. Once your system becomes infected with a rootkit, it’s often tough to detect the malicious software’s presence and even more difficult to remove it. The term “rootkit” is a broad one that can refer to many different malware types, such as Trojans, keyloggers, and viruses. It is known for hiding
malware, granting outside users backdoor access to the infected computer, preventing antivirus or anti-malware software from detecting the malicious software or from running altogether, turning the infected PC into a zombie in a botnet, and more.
- Does it take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to boot your computer?
- Has your web browser been hijacked by a virus, launching a random no-name search page whenever you start browsing the web?
- When you visit one webpage, you get redirected to a different page.
- Your desktop icons disappear, don’t work, or are replaced by programs you don’t remember installing.
- Is access to the Internet painfully slow?
- Do you get flooded with annoying popup windows whenever you get on the Internet?
There is always a chance that at some point your computer may get a virus or experience a system failure. If you think you have a computer virus, it is very important to stop using it until you get it removed. Disconnect your computer from the internet quickly and give us a call. Neon Computers Techs can run full-system diagnostics to find possible virus threats or component problems. And if a virus is detected, we would be able to remove it from your system, guaranteed.
Computer viruses and other malware and trojans can steal your personal information including credit card numbers, and transmit them to fraudsters and criminals. Neon Computers computer repair techs can install an antivirus program of your choice and install updates for Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP so your computer has the protection it needs.
How to prevent from computer virus infections?
One of the most important things you should do on any computer you use is make sure it’s running antivirus software. There are many free options available and many others that charge a nominal fee. Some things to look for include real-time protection and frequently updating virus definitions. These updates are typically very small, so they don’t consume many resources while downloading and installing, but they make sure your system is protected from the latest malware making the rounds.
Keep Up To Date
Security on computers is a moving target, which is why it’s imperative to keep your PC up to date by turning on automatic updating. Click Start, Control Panel, System & Security, and then click the Turn Automatic Updating On Or Off hyperlink underneath Windows Update. Choose the Install Updates Automatically option.
Secure Your Wi-Fi Network
Your Wi-Fi network most likely extends beyond the walls of your home or business, so unless you want anyone nearby to have access to your PCs, notebooks, or devices, you need to enable your router’s security protocols.
Enable User Account Control (UAC)
User Account Control, or UAC, is the security scheme that notifies you anytime a program or user attempts to make changes to Windows settings or installs something. To access this control, click Start, Control Panel, System And Security, and then click Change User Account Control Settings from the Action Center section at the top of the window. The safest settings are Always Notify and Default, so choose either of these two.
Change Your Passwords
Passwords are the keys to your digital identity, and if you use a single password for all of your banking, email, social networks, and more, then you’re putting yourself at risk. Pick three or four passwords, and make them difficult to guess by including letters, numbers, and a combination of upper- and lower-case characters. Passwords of eight characters or more are generally more secure than shorter passwords.
To effectively protect even the most sophisticated software, the strictest policies, and a religious adherence to the best of best practices cannot prevent someone from making a mistake that will compromise the company’s security. People are the weakest link in the chain of security; they willfully yield sensitive information, log onto unsecured networks with company hardware, bring their own devices in to work, and open questionable email at your organization’s PCs, notebooks, and smartphones, every employee needs to make sure this software is running on each device he or she uses. Security software is typically very easy to use and you can often see if it’s working by looking at the notification area of Windows-based PCs. Never use a device on which the security software is not working or out of date. It’s also important to keep up on Windows updates as well.
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