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Malware Threat FAQ

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Malware Threat FAQ

 

Cybercriminals are using something called “ransomware” to essentially hold data on Windows-based computers hostage by encrypting files, making them unusable and demanding “ransom” payment before potentially restoring access. This kind of criminal activity has occurred before, but this most recent occurrence appears to be the most widespread ransomware attack to date. It has spread to more than 100 countries.

 

 

How would I know it’s happening to me?

 

How do I avoid this attack?

 

What else can I do?

 

If I’m affected and do not have my data backed up in the cloud or on an external hard drive, what can I do?

 

If I’m affected and do have my data backed up, what can I do?

 

If my computer is infected, how do I avoid it infecting other computers on my network?

 

 

Learn More >

 

Tips to protect your computer from ransomware >

 

 

 

 

 



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Re: Malware Threat FAQ

You might want to do a search for "Ransomeware" on that page.  Ransomware is spelled differently more than once!

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Re: Malware Threat FAQ

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Thanks for the catch @xl. Thanks for alerting me. I believe it has been fixed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Re: Malware Threat FAQ

It looks so much better.  The various spellings made the article itself was ransomeware.