Your First Step: Do You Have Ransomware? If So, What Kind?

Your First Step: Do You Have Ransomware? If So, What Kind?

Widespread ransomware viruses include: Xorist, CryptorBit,CryptoLocker, Locky (often targeted at hospitals) and Samas.

You may need a ransomware removal tool if your computer shows a threatening message such as:

· “Your computer has been infected with a virus. Click here to resolve the issue.”

· “Your computer was used to visit websites with illegal content. To unlock your computer, you must pay a $100 fine.”

· “All files on your computer have been encrypted. You must pay this ransom within 72 hours to regain access to your data.”

Microsoft has a good resource describing what ransomware looks like and ransomware removal tool. Visit here

If you think you've got ransomware, visit the official US CERT ransomware page here

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Quick Overview of Major Ransomware Removal Tools

Major ransomware removal tools include Malwarebytes, Zscaler Cloud Sandbox, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, CrowdStrike Falcon, McAfee, EnigmaSoft, Kaspersky, TotalAV, Sophos, Norton, and BitDefender. 

  • Malwarebytes is a powerful anti-malware tool that can scan and detect ransomware as well as other forms of malware. 
  • Zscaler Cloud Sandbox is based on the proxy architecture that provides the most outstanding security possible. 
  • Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is a full-defense suite for those who take their safety seriously. CrowdStrike Falcon is an endpoint protection platform that combines defense strategies to block infections. 
  • McAfee, EnigmaSoft, Kaspersky, TotalAV, Sophos, Norton, and BitDefender are also popular ransomware removal tools.

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