Botnets are entire networks of computers that are controlled and instructed to do things they normally wouldn’t, such as attack other computers, send spam or phishing emails, and deliver ransomware. Don’t let your computer get recruited into a botnet. Never download attachments you never requested, never click on suspicious links, and make sure your antivirus is up-to-date. Ensuring your firewall is on is also helpful as it requires all applications seeking internet access to notify you, allowing you to control which programs have access to your computer.
Another way ransomware can be spread is through installation files. Often, installation files disguised as official software updates are really malware just waiting to encrypt your files. They can be advertised as updates for legitimate programs like Acrobat, Java, and Flash Player. As a rule, you should never download from a site that tells you software on your computer is outdated. Websites can’t detect outdated software unless you give a website permission to read your hard drive.
Staying on the offensive can help you protect your computer from malware, including ransomware. Access Technologies specializes in security solutions. Call Access Technologies today to ensure that your computer is secure.Copyright: cheskyw / 123RF Stock Photo