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. PC Transfer from IObit provides an easy way to quickly backup all your important files.

3. Set a new rule to your 445 Port

Turn On your firewall and set a new inbound rule for your port 445. Block all inbound connections for TCP and UDP connections.

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.
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