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Lots of ransomware viruses (VirLock, Cryptolocker, FileCoder, TorrentLocker) have attacked computer users lately.

 

Here are some tips to avoid ransomware virus:

  • Ensure your operating system and security software are regularly updated.
    • Consider investing in substantial anti-virus tools, including specialist Cryptolocker prevention kits.
    • Don’t open attachments from unknown sources or from emails that appear to be from a legitimate source but are suspicious.
    • Regularly back up important data and keep it within unconnected storage.
    • Consider moving more data to cloud services offered by Google and others.
    • Businesses should check incident response and resilience protocols to monitor for infection.
    • Ensure staff are educated in good computing practices and how to spot threats.
    • Use software to identify if a computer is infected. If so, disconnect it from networks immediately and seek professional advice.
    • If you believe you have been compromised, change online account passwords and network passwords after removing the system from the network.
    • Block .exe files over email, including within ZIP files. This can usually be done using an anti-spam system.