A ransomware is a piece of malware that will lock your machine by encrypting your files and even database. These kind of malware are also known as crypto virus and crypto wall. Some will prevent you to load browser or any app that is seems as a way to get help. You will need to pay a fee either monetary or some ways that violates your privacy and security to get your files and control back.

How to protect yourself

red-arrow-bullet-tinyDo not open attachment in unknown sender’s emails

red-arrow-bullet-tinyKeep operating system, antivirus and third party software timely updated

red-arrow-bullet-tinyTurn on system watcher (applicable to workstation only KES 8 or 10)

red-arrow-bullet-tinyCreate backup copies on your files and keep them in a remote storage.

red-arrow-bullet-tinyConfigure limited access to shared network folder.

red-arrow-bullet-tinyTurn on system protection for all drives in system settings

red-arrow-bullet-tinyConfigures access permission to the protected file types. Please follow the KES 10 configuration guide via http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/10905 (This step is very useful to prevent ransomware encrypt your data for KES 10 application)

Kaspersky’s Solution


Kasperksy version 8 onwards now comes with anti-ransomware detection. For more step-by-step guide on how to use Kaspersky effectively against Ransomware, please read the following link : http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/10905

Older versions of Kaspersky and most anti-virus will not be effective in preventing new variants of this ransomware, call us now to find out on our upgrade campaign and consultation.


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