Prevent future ransomware attacks with this free tool

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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While WannaCry ransomware threat seems over, that doesn’t mean everything is safe. Truthfully, we never know when a more powerful cyber attack will hit again, so it’s important to stay vigilant and protect your systems.

Protect your PC against WannaCry ransomware attacks

In this article, we’ll offer you a few solutions to protect your PC against this and other similar ransomware or scan your system after the fact for all kinds of vulnerabilities that might have been exploited by malicious software. Obviously, the essential thing to do is install the patches that Microsoft released for all versions of Windows specifically to protect these attacks.

Minerva anti-ransomware

This tool will protect your computer against ransomware attacks by creating infection markers on the protected computer. This way, your PC will prevent the ransomware from running and encrypting data on your machine. Most importantly, Minerva anti-ransomware will protect your machine against all known variants of the WannaCry ransomware. You can download this tool from Github.

For more information on how this tool works, check out the video below:

Prevention is better than dealing with a problem after it starts and for this reason, we strongly recommend you take all the necessary actions to block ransomware attacks.

Here’s what you can do to better protect your computer:

As Microsoft puts it:

[…] this attack demonstrates the degree to which cybersecurity has become a shared responsibility between tech companies and customers. The fact that so many computers remained vulnerable two months after the release of a patch illustrates this aspect. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, there is simply no way for customers to protect themselves against threats unless they update their systems. Otherwise they’re literally fighting the problems of the present with tools from the past. This attack is a powerful reminder that information technology basics like keeping computers current and patched are a high responsibility for everyone […]

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