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How to protect your data against WannaCry or other ransomware attack
WannaCry is a new type of ransomware attack that infects all the computers in a network and encrypts all data files on each computer. Users should be aware of the risks and should also know the way to protect against malicious Win32/WannaCrypt software attack. If the computer is infected, the user is asked to pay a price in order to access the operating system again. It's better to prevent the infection than to pay the ransom.
If you were a victim of the WannaCry, WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r or Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack, recovering your files is almost impossible. Your Volume Shadow copy is deleted by the virus and also the system restore points. Paying the ransom could not be a solution as you have no guarantee that your files will be decrypted.
Here is how the infection appears on your screen:
How to protect against WannaCry attacks
Here is a list of what you can do to protect your computer:
Keep an up-to-date backup of your important data files
Do not access unsafe or unreliable web sites
Do not use public Wi-Fi networks unencrypted
Do not click on suspicious links, even if they came from a friend as it might be infected too - Keep your your Windows OS updated
Keep your your antivirus/firewall updated Backup4all allows you to back up to different cloud destinations as:
Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Azure, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, OneDrive, HiDrive and Hubic.
How to back up your data files to Google Drive, to avoid WannaCry ransomware infection
It is recommended to keep a safe backup of your data files in case the WannaCry ransomware infection attacks your computer. As local and network computers might be exposed to the same attack, we recommend to back up your data files to a cloud location.
Here are the steps about how to back up your data files to Google Drive using Backup4all Steps to follow:
This article shows you how to use this section to set email notifications to be sent when the backup is finished. There are three types of email notifications depending on the backup status: success, warning and error email notifications.
Since version 5 of Backup4all, all actions are executed in command line. The interface is also available and you can see the progress in interface. The difference is that now there is a easier process with a single application, no need to set up a different command line application.
To make a full or a filtered restore start the Restore Wizard by pressing the Restore (or F7) button from the application's toolbar. You can restore to the original location or to a different location of your choice.
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