Ransomware — that was the most frequently used word when describing the main cyber threats in 2017. Wannacry and Petya took over hundreds of thousands of computers and encrypted absolutely all the files and folders they found. The tech world reacted quickly and security updates were deployed as soon as possible.
Ransomware attacks pushed many users to upgrade to Windows 10. As a quick reminder, Microsoft’s latest OS version is immune to ransomware attacks. This convinced users that keeping their computers safe from ransomware attacks was more important than sticking to the good old Windows 7.
Enhanced Windows 10 ransomware protection
Microsoft definitely doesn’t want Windows users to be taken by surprise by new ransomware attacks. As a result, the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update feature a brand-new ransomware protection module to fend off any threats. You can check out this new feature by going to the Windows Defender Security Center and then to the ‘Virus & threat protection‘ section. If you scroll down, you’ll then find the Ransomware Protection settings.
Although not much information is available about this Ransomware Protection section, Insiders suggest this feature blocks unknown apps and programs from modifying your files and folders. In other words, Windows 10 now prevents ransomware from encrypting your files. You can further customize ransomware protection and select which apps and programs can access and modify your files and folders.
Add additional ransomware protection
To make sure that you can’t fall victim of ransomware attacks, you should also take additional precaution measures. Install a reliable anti-malware software on your computer, protect your computer when using a public Wi-Fi network, install a powerful antivirus tool, do not download unknown files and folders from the Internet, and so on.
We strongly recommend Bitdefender Antivirus for its unbeatable cyber-threat detection and multi-layer ransomware protection.
For more information on how to prevent ransomware attacks and make sure your Windows 10 computer is not vulnerable to threats, check out the guides listed below as well:
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- Protect your files from ransomware with Paragon Backup Recovery 16 Free
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