Unlike regular viruses, this one can't be fixed by an Anti-Virus alone.
The first major "RansomWare" attack was a virus called "CryptoLocker". I created this video a few years ago to help people understand and prepare for this new breed of virus that can permanently destroy every file on your computer.
Before CryptoLocker, the goal of most viruses was to either make money by displaying pop-up ads, or in some cases trick you into giving them a credit card number by asking you to pay for an Anti-Virus. Once you give them your credit card number, they usually make a bunch of purchases until the credit card company cancels the card and they need to use another victims card number. As bad as that is, RansomWare is worse.
Instead of pop-up ads and fake anti-virus links, Crypto... [More]
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