How to protect your PC against file-encrypting ransomware

Latest update: May 24, 2024 ID: 10952

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Ransomware is a kind of malware that encrypts your files and then demands ransom for decrypting them. Some ransomware encrypt files without demanding ransom.

No one can guarantee that your files will be decrypted after you pay ransom.
We recommend you to configure protection of the device in advance to prevent infection and mitigate potential damage.

Recommendations for reducing risks of ransomware infection


Recommendations for configuring your computer


Recommendations on configuring Kaspersky applications


Recommendations on decrypting files


What to do if there is a suspicious file on the computer


Possible ransomware file locations

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