How to Protect Your Computer from Ransomware Attacks
Hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide were hit by the new ransomware called WannaCry (aka WCry, WannaCrypt, Wanna Decryptor, WannaCrypt0r 2.0) which encrypts files on computers running Microsoft's Windows operating systems and demands payment in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. In order to avoid this global cyber-attack by WannaCry and prevent from ransomware attacks in the future, you should read these tips:
1. Avoid Clicking on Unidentified Links and Opening Suspicious Downloads
Ransomware can spread by multiple methods, such as clicking on malicious websites and phishing emails, downloading infected files, etc. Staying alert and never clicking on unidentified links is very crucial. Surfing Protection feature in IObit Malware Fighter can help you detect the websites on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and IE. If a website is suspicious or unsafe, it will alert you to not click on it thus avoid malicious attacks.
2. Regularly Backup Important Files
To avoid losing your important files, especially encrypted by ransomware, it's better for you to develop the good habit of making a back-up regularly and properly. You need a backup tool to make things easy and convenient.
3. Turn on your Windows Firewall and set a new rule to your 445 Port
Steps for Window 10 users: click here
Steps for Windows 7 users: click here
4. Keep Your System and Applications Up-to-Date
Cyber Criminals often use the vulnerability of the old and unsupported operating systems and applications to spread infections. So it's very necessary to keep your system and applications up-to-date.
5. Install Anti-Ransomware Engine on Your Computer
The most effective way to block ransomware from your computer is making good use of an anti-ransomware tool. The newly embed anti-ransomware engine in IObit Malware Fighter 5 is a powerful tool designed to help the user to detect ransomware threats in real-time and protect the computer against ransomware attacks including WannaCry and WannaCry 2.0.
To protect our users from being infected with WannaCry, our technicians worked in an effort to enhance our anti-ransomware engine and update our antivirus database. Thanks to their efforts, the update for this issue is released now. The latest IObit Malware Fighter 5 can protect Windows users from WannaCry ransomware.
Here is How to Prevent WannaCry with IObit Anti-Ransomware Engine:
Update your IObit Malware Fighter to the latest version of database 1649. Once WannaCry is trying to enter your system, it will detect the threats and give you a pop-up alert in the first time.
To remove WannaCry, please enable Anti-Ransomware Engine and Bitdefender Engine by upgrading to Pro . >>Select "Remove threats" and click "OK" to remove WannaCry easily and quickly.
Once WannaCry is attempting to encrypt your files, a pop-up alert will offer you a quick access to remove it. >>Click "Block" to block WannaCry. (Please make sure that Anti-Ransomware Engine is enabled)
Get total protection to prevent ransomware attacks like WannaCry and WannaCry 2.0: