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Ransomware, as one of the computer malware, refers to a harmful software that threatens you to give payment for protecting your important data and files from leaking or attacking online. Simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, and display a message requesting payment to unlock it. More advanced malware encrypts the victim's files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them. The ransomware may also encrypt the computer's Master File Table (MFT) or the entire hard drive.
Since ransomware has become a threat of computer security, many users have been bothered by it from time to time. Generally, ransomware includes encrypting ransomware, non-encrypting ransomware, leakware and mobile ransomware. Some users have restored their systems because there is no files worth paying for on their computer. It's still useless, the ransom screen still covers the home page.
Ransomware can be installed in various situations, such as downloading infected files, running dangerous programs, browsing malicious websites etc. Once installed, it's hard to remove because it will take control of your computer and demand money with menaces.
Then how can we remove or prevent ransomware easily?
First, manage all your files regularly. The computer has been a necessary place for us to save important files both for work and life. Categorizing all your files is the first step of saving. This is not only beneficial to find out the files we want, but also convenient to locate the problematic files when threats exist.
Second, clean up your disks and browsers in a certain period. Some malware potentially exists on your computer, so you may not discover it until the infected file has been touched. Regular clean and speed up your PC is helpful to check whether there is potential threat in some folders.
Third, make use of Anti-Ransomware tools for ensuring security. IObit Malware Fighter has been inserted with a function of against the latest and most stubborn ransomware. It has been combined with treble protect engines including IObit Anti-Ransomware Engine, Anti-Malware Engine and Bitdefender Engine to supervise your PC from all aspects.
IObit Malware Fighter is good at preventing and removing all kind of malware, such as spyware, ransomware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers. Besides, newly-released IObit Malware Fighter has been enhanced with its surfing protection. During the whole process from browsing to downloading, it has provided us with all kinds of protection, so there is no worry about being infected or attacked by ransomware and other malware.
With IObit Malware Fighter, it's just so convenient and useful to protect our PC from being attacked by malware. No need to check your files manually, and no worry about data leakage, it can simply deal with those threats and give back a secure PC to you.
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