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Wcrypt Ransomware Virus! How to stay away from it and what to do if your PC gets infected.

Wcrypt Ransomware attacks are spreading like fire!

 

Probably you’ve already heard about the Wcrypt Ransomware virus / WannaCry virus and the large number of PC’s that got infected within the last days.

 

If you didn’t here is a quick recap.

  1. Within these past few days over more than 70 countries were affected by this new virus.

  2. It is called Wcrypt ransomware or WannaCry ransomware virus.

  3. Most people claim that their computers shut down suddenly.

  4. Remove your computer from the network if infected.

  5. The virus installs itself then spreads quickly over the network so make sure to read the below recommendations.

  6. Kaspersky’s technicians claim to have analyzed the virus and decided that is designed for governmental institutions.

  7. Update and Upgrade your operating system.

  8. The recommendation is to use Windows 10 because there is already a patch released to prevent this Wcrypt Ransomware virus.

 


 

How to keep your PC safe from Wcrypt Ransomware virus!

 

 

  • Upgrade Windows:

Make sure to upgrade your operating system if possible. If you are using Windows XP you should now that Microsoft stopped support this version of Windows meaning that no updates are released for it, thus making it a vulnerable system.   GET WINDOWS 10 NOW

  • Update Your Operating System:

Try to use at least Windows 7 if you are on a PC, recommended is Windows 10 because the older the version the fewer are the updates released. An update is mandatory to patch up such a vulnerability like this newly released ‘Wcrypt’ ‘ransomware’ virus!

  • Last Resort Solution:

If you find yourself attacked, your computer will restart unexpectedly or shut down make it means that it got infected. Make sure to unplug the network cable, thus protection your other devices connected to the network. Here is a Ransomware decryptor created by Kaspersky.

  • Kaspersky’s Lab note:

Technicians from Kaspersky already said that the virus was designed for “governmental institutions” or that is their main target based on short analysis by Kaspersky’ Lab, however, you still need to be careful online nowadays.

  • Do Not Use PUBLIC NETWORKS: 

A public network is accessible by everyone, meaning that is not secured. Public networks can be found all over from your bookstore to the closest Starbucks coffee shop where most likely you are already connected to your phone, laptop or other devices that requires internet access. So disconnect the device now and use only your “home/private” network.

  • Do Not Download / Open E-mail Attachments: 

Any e-mail that you receive from an unknown source is a potential threat to your computer’s security. If you want to remain protected and keep your devices safe then you should know be careful what emails you click on.

Do not click on any type of attachments, even if you know the source that can still e be a phishing attempt.  I’ve seen more than often cases when people clicked on an e-mail because the sender was someone the person knew and they got infected.

People can create and use fake page’s to steal your credit card information and all your personal data so unless you really have to open the e-mail you should think twice!

  • Buy the Best Antivirus You Can Find: 

There are a lot of companies that offer security solutions nowadays but most of them fail to deliver what they promise.

 

Check out our “Paid antivirus vs free antivirus article.”.

Having an Antivirus solution is good, but is not enough!

 


Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you choose the best Antivirus solution.

 

 

  1.  Make sure they have a laboratory for virus analysis.

  2.  The application must offer multiple protection modules (firewall, antivirus – behavioral and heuristic detection – optimizer, backup protection and so on).

  3.  24/7 Customer Support assistance. Most likely you will find yourself in trouble at some point and you will need professional assistance. All good companies provide it within the subscription without extra costs. If they ask you for more money to fix an issue, then you should find another security application.

  4. Find out if they offer Ransomware protection. If they don’t then you should go to the next one.

  5. Take into consideration all of the above when selecting your next Antivirus solution.

 

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