Faster than wildfire. More dangerous than nuclear weapons. Spreading toward any directions. Nobody knows when and where it will attack silently. All over the world, now the name of the terror is ‘ransomware’. It is heard that this devastating virus affected partly in India too.
Even personal desktops, laptops are also not left out of this deadly virus. So be careful in advance. Let’s know some ways by which you and your internet service will be secured.
According to experts, How to protect your computer?
- Take backup your all important data other than PC may be on an external hard drive or you can also choose to store any cloud base storage spaces like Dropbox.
- Upgrade your operating system immediately. Because, according to what is known in the country and abroad, it is said that most of the computer has been attacked from the old operating systems.
- Many people do not use anti-virus on their computers or laptops. Even they use, maximum of that are pirated version. This trend is seen among large and small companies to save money. But you can lose all of your money to save a little money. So be cautious. And there is no substitute of anti-virus for that.
- Keep an offline backup of all the important documents or information you have. Many of us do not upgrade the backup software. If you are in the same category, then upgrade your backup software to keep the backup up to date. Then if you need to format the computer or laptop, no need to worry about.
- Do not send links to a stranger. Do not click on any unknown link. It’s heard, ransomware is especially attacked at the time of downloading files from the mail. Experts also say to be careful about .exe files.
- The virus is targeting the entire system. So, if you realise that the virus is installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, then immediately disconnect the Internet connection from the entire system.
It is heard that Windows 10 users are safe and even windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 with the latest security updates are safe. Still, experts say, it’s better to be safe than sad.