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Ransomware is a new trend developed by the hackers to earn money. Ransomware is basically a piece of code, developed to track your essential information. One it gets installed in your system, the code will access your vital information like bank account details. In place of giving back your details, the hacker will ask you for the money.

In layman words, it is like the extortion money. This is because it is asking for the money in place of your stuff. Simple ransomware will lock the system in such a manner that it will be difficult for a person to go back, and display a popup asking for payment to unlock it.

There are different types of ransomware. However, all of them will prevent you from using your PC normally, and they will all ask you to do something before you can use your PC.

How it affects you?

They can affect any PC operator, whether it’s a home system, endpoints in a corporate network, or main servers used by a healthcare provider or government agency.

Ransomware can:

  • Stop you from accessing Windows or Operating system.
  • Remove files so you can’t use them.
  • Stop the working of certain apps from running.
  • Slow down the system performance.

Ransomware will mandate that you pay money popularly called as ransom to get inside to your PC or files. They will make you complete surveys and make you work in the way they want.

There is no surety at all that paying the fine or ransom and doing what the ransomware tells you will give information back.

Types of Ransomware:-

The major ransomware that affects the user most is encryption and lock screen ransomware. Lock screen ransomware displays a full-screen popup that stops you from accessing your system or files. It displays you have to pay a ransom to get access to your system again.

Encryption ransomware alters your stored files so that you can’t access them. It does this by encrypting the files. Older formats of ransom usually assert that you have done something unauthorized with your PC. For that, you are being penalized by a government agency or police force.

These claims are totally wrong. It is a popular method developed to make you pay the extortion money. Without letting anyone knowing that might be able to restore your computer. Latest versions of ransomware encrypt the files on your computer so you can’t use them, and then simply ask for money to restore your files.

How Ransomware enters your system?

Ransomware can enter into your system from nearly any medium that any other virus including malware can come from. This includes:

  • Browsing suspicious, fake or unsafe websites.
  • Checking emails and email files from people you don’t know, or from those you weren’t expecting to get e-mail.
  • Clicking on unauthorized or bad links in Facebook, E-mails, Twitter, and various other social media sites, instant messenger, like Skype.

It can be very tough to restart your system after a ransomware attack – particularly if it’s attacked by encryption ransomware.

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