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What's Ransomware

Postby blin » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:55 pm

Ransomware stops you from using your PC. It holds your PC or files for "ransom". It is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without knowledge or intention of the user that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way,[1] and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction. The cryptovirology form of the attack has ransomware systematically encrypt files on the system's hard drive, which becomes intractable to decrypt without paying the ransom for the decryption key. Other attacks may simply lock the system and display messages intended to coax the user into paying. Ransomware typically propagates as a Trojan, whose payload is disguised as a seemingly legitimate file.

Ransomware can:

•Prevent you from accessing Windows.
•Encrypt files so you can't use them.
•Stop certain apps from running (like your web browser).
Ransomware will demand that you pay money (a “ransom”) to get access to your PC or files. We have also seen them make you complete surveys.
There is no guarantee that paying the fine or doing what the ransomware tells you will give access to your PC or files again.
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