As Ransomware attacks is continued to making hostage to millions of computer users, Government organizations, Hospitals and big companies. It leaves no way for victims other than paying the ransom to get the files back.
What Ransomware does
Ransomware uses the strong file encryption algorithm like RSA or RC4, or custom encryption methods to encrypt files on the attacked computer system. The encrypted data is locked with random extensions. Thus, users are restricted to access files and data and an attempt to open the file notifies users with ransom notification to pay the ransom amount in digital currency like Bitcoin.
But there is no guarantee that victims had got their data back after paying the ransom amount. In such case you can lose both your data and money. So, it is better to be protected against Ransomware threats.
Concerning about the security of users, Microsoft windows 10 new updates have added “Ransomware Protection” feature which you can access from Window’s Defender under “Virus & threat protection settings” tab.
Under the “Ransomware Protection” feature, you can see “Controlled folder access” tool that is a useful feature allowing users to protect their files by securing certain folders. Adding folders to this feature could restrict third-party applications to make any changes to your files. “Controlled folder access” can help protect your files from being encrypted by ransomware.
You can enable “Controlled folder access” by following these simple steps:
- Open Windows Defender Security Center.
- Click on Virus & threat protection.
- Click the Virus & threat protection settings option.
- Turn on the Controlled folder access toggle switch.
- Now, click on “Add a Protected folders” link.
- Click the “Add a protected folder” button.
- Navigate to the new location you want to add and click the Select folder button.
You can “Add” folders to the Controlled folder access tool to protect them from being tamper/infected/encrypted by any outside application.
If you want to allow any app through “Controlled folder access” then:
- Click the Allow an app through Controlled folder access link.
- Click the Add an allowed app button.
- Navigate the new location you want to add and click the Select folder button.
After completing the above steps, Your files will be secured under Controlled folder access on Windows Defender Antivirus. It provides continuous protection to your files and folders against unauthorized access of phishing application or any Ransomware attack.
“Ransomware Protection” feature will get more features and provide complete protection to your files. Even if any Ransomware attacks, then you need not to have pay the ransom. As you can restore your files here.
It is better to stay protected from Ransomware threats. So here we recommend “Ransomware Defender” that will prevent from any Ransomware attacks.