Ransomware Removal & Prevention
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is malware that destroys documents and makes them useless. It is designed to deny access to a user's computer by encrypting all the data.
This malware is typically delivered through an email which contains a link that delivers the ransomware onto the user's machine when clicked. Unlike the usual computer viruses that can be removed by software, the only way to remove ransomware is to pay the hacker and hope to get the key to decrypt the files, impacting huge financial burden to home users and businesses.
Ransomware attacks are well-planned that victims have to pay the ransom in cryptocurrency which usually untraceable and hides the hacker's identity completely.
How do I protect myself from Ransomware?
Back up files regularly
Make sure to have a recent, clean back up of your data. Have a recovery plan in place in the event of a successful ransomware attack.
Never fall for the bait
If it's too good to be true, it must be a fraud. The reason ransomware is so successful is that people are lured by its bait, particularly through emails. Never click unfamiliar links.
Legit apps may cost a few dollars, but this provides authenticity and peace-of-mind. Be sure not to download files from the internet that are from unknown sources.
Should I pay the ransom?
You have to keep in mind that paying the ransom is no guarantee of receiving a decryption key. Verteks Consulting always advises never to pay the ransom. Our expert engineers can help you decrypt files and prevent the ransomware infection from spreading.
Verteks Consulting's ultimate goal is to return your data without paying the attackers of these malicious programs, preventing their operation from gaining funding and growing even larger.
We use deep-learning AI based protection for every computer and mobile device to physically and virtually protect your assets. Contact us today to learn more.