First of all, let me tell you, what is the ransomware attack? Ransomware is a program that aims to target systems based on Microsoft Windows. Today in this post, I will tell you how you can stop/protect your systems from the Ransomware attack 2017 in India.
Sometimes or all of us, we all go through such developments which force us to focus our attention on matters related to security. From the past one week, we are going through a similar incident, named WannaCry, a ransomware program that has affected 230,000 systems in almost 99 countries And our country’s Andhra Pradesh Police itself has been affected by this attack. And these programs have affected all these non-governmental and governmental organizations in the world, including Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, has largely influenced the Russian Railways, Nissan, Renault, Telefonica, and others, in which Hospitals, Blood Banks and Financial Institutions.
What to do to avoid Ransomware Attacks?
First of all, we need to be responsible. It has been believed and even today it is believed that if you have some patches to make Safe Browsing, and you do not have any kind of access and sharing of your information, as well as not dependent on mass computers. , Then you do not need to worry, however if it is not so, then you may have to face many problems. Let us also tell you that if you do anything, this world is not ideal for you, and we can not even say ideals, companies can not be called ideals.
So what we need to change, now we can not change all of us. Yes but we can change ourselves. So we have to start with our change. Because if we do not do this then such problems in the coming time are also coming in front of us, because we do not do all safe browsing. Nor do we all have legal and genuine software’s.
If the next time a friend tells you to download a pirated Windows software, consider not one at least twice, as it may have to be filled in a big way. Apart from this, if you do not make any difference to the operating system and you only use word processing and a browser, then the most secure for you is to use a Ubuntu system.
Steps to Protect Your System From Ransomware Attacks 2017?
(1) Install Firewall
A firewall detects the role of security guards, two types of firewalls are available: a hardware firewall and another software firewall. However, there is not much difference between the two. But the firewall is the first step to protect the computer. This creates an obstacle between any unauthorized program trying to come through computers and the Internet. If you are using a system at your home, turn on the firewall permanently, it informs you whether an unauthorized attempt is being made to use your system.
(2) Install Antivirus Software
Antivirus is a good tool for computer security. This is a software that helps to protect computers from any unauthorized code or software, which creates a hazard to the system or is harmful to the system. Unauthorized software includes keyloggers, Trojans, and viruses. This can slow down the processing speed of your computer, the computer starts running very slow. Even if your system is virus free, you have to install antivirus software to prevent the system from attacking the virus.
(3) Do Not Open Unwanted Emails
Always keep in mind that while checking the email through your PC, just open the emails or messages that you are familiar with, because it can also be Ransomware attacked on your system through emails.
(4) Install Anti-Spyware Software
Spyware is a software program that collects personal information about an organization, without its approval. The information it collects is redirected to a third party’s website. Spyware programs are designed in such a way that they are not easy to remove. Anti-spyware software is dedicated to dealing only with spyware. Anti spyware software also provides real-time security like antivirus software. It scans all incoming information and once it helps to block the threat.
(5) Install AdBlocker
The last and importable tips is that, if you are using Google Chrome, FireFox or Mozilla browser, just go to the extension and install the adblocker, they block popups and restrict access to unwanted software.
In a blog post, Principal Security Group Manager Philip Misner, at Microsoft Security Response Center, said that “such incidents that are coming out are very tragic.” However, here it is to be noted that those attacks It has been revealed to them that they are old and unsupported devices, which have not got official patches. Please also tell you that according to Microsoft, Windows10 has not been a victim of this attack.