Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to the infected computer system, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction. Once a PC is infected, the viral code encrypts user files, making them inaccessible to the user. Once the virus has encrypted the files, it then pops up a window informing the user that their computer has been attacked, files have been encrypted, and, in order to regain access to the files, there is a demand for a substantial amount of money. Even if you have excellent backups, it can be a very time consuming process to return the PC to a clean status and recover the files. Protect yourself from ransomware and other malware with Malwarebytes Endpoint Security.
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