How to rescue your PC from ransomware
Don’t negotiate with e-terrorists. Be a hero and rescue your hostage PC.
With nasty malware like ‘Locky’ making the rounds—encrypting its victims’ files, and then refusing to unlock them unless you pay up—ransomware is a serious headache. But not all ransomware is so difficult.
You can remove many ransomware viruses without losing your files, but with some variants that isn’t the case. The process varies and depends on the type of invader. Some procedures involve a simple virus scan, while others require offline scans and advanced recovery of your files. This article categorizes ransomware into three varieties: scareware, lock-screen viruses, and the really nasty stuff.