What is ransomware?
malware does the following: it encrypts folders and directories on the computer
with a key.
payment of a ransom amount will "perhaps" the encryption keys be
released by the extortionists.
Most of the time,
the money is paid in Bitcoin and the blackmailers dive off without giving back
are mostly based in North Korea or Russia.
How to protect yourself in Windows 10
In Windows 10,
you can enable built-in protection against ransomware.
To do this, you
simply have to enter in the search bar ransomware and then click on theselection>
Monitored folder access
Then you have to
add the activation button: to On and under protected folders to add your own
important folders, which should be protected
Open Ransomware Protection in Window
You can find
ransomware protection in Windows 10 by entering ransomware in the search box of the taskbar
Selection: Protected Folders
Folders you have to add your own data folders manually.
That is, all
directories in which documents with data are located