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  Windows (all) Tip -  How to beat ransomware: prevent, don’t react   

How to beat ransomware: prevent, don't react

Picture this: You've spent the last few weeks working on a tribute video for a friend's 30th wedding anniversary. You collected photos and video clips and edited them together, laying over a soundtrack of their favorite songs. It was a real labor of love.

When you finally finish the project, you go to copy the file onto a DVD and what the? a strange message pops up.

"The files on this computer have been encrypted. You have 96 hours to submit payment, otherwise your files will be permanently destroyed."

You've been hit with ransomware.

You didn't back up the anniversary video. In fact, you haven't backed up any of your files in months. What do you do?

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2qT0paz

Published on May 23, 2017 by Paul Illingworth

 

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