In the past, people only thought about technology as something that would happen in the far future, and as such it used to be a thing to fear. Who could blame them, even nowadays we have rather similar thoughts about what life would be like when we’d no longer be here. Not surprisingly, when Nikola Tesla first introduced some of his life-changing ideas, like the one about alternating current (AC) and wireless electricity, people thought he was a mad man.
Luckily for us, today we have much different views on anything technology-related because we’ve seen what it can do in simplifying our lives. Yet, as a result, we’ve all become addicts of using electronics to a certain degree. Relying on laptops, tablets, PCs and mobile phones is an everyday sight, that we no longer find even toddlers playing with them as anything we should find strange. Now, considering electronics are such an important component of our lives, one would think we take care of them just as much as we use them, and by care I also mean being mindful about protecting them, but sadly, that’s not the case.
Often, we’re taking this for granted, either because of not being aware of the possible dangers or because of thinking it won’t happen to us, but before we know it criminals make their move and we find ourselves in a malicious threat situation, as that of a cryptolocker virus demanding us to pay ransom money. This can be especially harmful when it comes to your business, which is why it’s best you get IT support and services.
Unless you want to end up further complicating things, it’s best to stay away from trying to fix the problem yourself and count on the experience of professionals in handling the cryptolocker virus removal. The problem with this virus is the fact that it is the victim himself/herself who accepts it without knowing because it’s disguised as an official message from companies like FedEx, AGL and Facebook, containing a PDF format attachment, a cover up for being an extension that gets installed and affects all data in certain extensions, as *.doc, *.docx, *.docm, *.jpg, *.xls, *.odt, *.pdf, *.cr2 among others.
When the files get encrypted with a public key and a record of them is made in the Windows registry, you are taken to a ransom page. Before you start panicking, turn off the computer and wait for the professionals to deal with the cryptolocker virus removal. This will save you from sharing credit card info, spending money and risking the safety of your files.
It’s important to do your homework in time, even if you haven’t found yourself in a situation like this, and find reliable IT specialists you can entrust your precious data with in times of need. They can provide you with the necessary anti-virus programs and backups to protect you from letting malware affect your computer.