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Ransomware – Precautions


Ransomware – Precautions

As everyone is aware that ransomware attacks are unpredictable and anyone could be a target. Below mentioned are few points that we could help and can be considered to avoid such attacks.

  • To prevent computers from getting infected, browse the web, download, install and update software carefully.
  • Do not open attachments or web links that are presented in emails received from unknown/unidentified/suspicious email addresses. If an email does not relate to you, ignore and delete it (Shift+Del).
  • Do not use third party downloading apps, installers or other such tools to download or installing software’s. These are often used to proliferate rogue apps or other unwanted software (potentially, malicious). Never use unofficial tools to update installed software (or the operating system). This might lead to installation of unwanted software or even high-risk computer infections.
  • The best way to keep your software up-to-date is to update it using tools and/or functions that are provided by official developers or application teams only.
  • Reputable anti-virus/anti-spyware software can prevent computer infections, and I recommend that you have this software installed and active, and regularly update with the latest virus definitions.

Our Non-IT staff might not be very well aware on the care that they should to avoid such incidents, it is the IT Team responsibilities to make the Non-IT Staff for such awareness.

I had noted all the above mentioned points from one site which I had come across, I don’t remember which one was that. However, I request my viewers to comment and give your valuable inputs in case any.

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