Ransomware is an advanced malware that attacks both individuals & enterprises by locking or encrypting the files on computers. An enhanced virus or malicious code, Ransomware locks you out of your files or computer.
Ransomware virus can be removed though it is not an easy process. For ransomware removal, you should contact qualified and experienced professionals. However, If your Computer/laptop is infected with ransomware and the data is encrypted, Stellar data recovery can restore the data. The number of ransomware families is increasing everyday. As one of the leading data recovery companies, we assist in encrypted data recovery/ ransomware virus recovery.
This type of Ransomware encrypts the files so that the saved information cannot be understood. And to decrypt them, it demands a specified amount to decrypt them. Example: CryptoLocker, CrytpoWall, Locky, etc.
Master Boot Record (MBR) Ransomware is a type of Lock Screen ransomware that makes the Operating Systems of your computer unbootable. Hence, it does so by overwriting the affected PC’s MBR. Example: Petya, Satana, and more.
Android Mobile Device Ransomware
This ransomware either locks the mobile device permanently or steals the critical data. Further, it demands a ransom to unlock the device or return the data.
Lock Screen Ransomware
This type of Ransomware locks the system so that you cannot access the saved files. To unlock the system, it demands a specified amount. Example: Winlocker or Police-themed ransomware.
Basic security measures do exist, starting with regular updates, using an antivirus software, not opening suspicious e-mail attachments or messages from unknown senders, and regularly backing up to an external drive, whether removable or in the cloud.
There are several steps to take:
1.Disconnect the machine from the network to limit the intrusion.
2.Do not pay any ransom demanded by the cybercriminals carrying out the ransomware attack.
3.Restart the system & Install the official patch from Microsoft that closes the vulnerability used in the attack
4.Scan the latest antivirus patch
5.Take a backup of your data