Ransom malware, also called ransomware, is a type of virus that infects users’ computers and prevents them from accessing their data and other personal files on their devices. In order to regain access to data and personal files a ransom payment is required. In other words, the users’ computers are held hostage until the ransom has been paid, explaining how the virus got its name. This virus first appeared in the late 1980s, and the ransom payment was to be sent via snail mail. These days, payment is to be made to the ransomware authors via credit card or a system called cryptocurrency. Fortunately, Sherlock Data Recovery Services is here to assist and help you. Our specialists have the knowledge to help with any ransomware case and have the needed training and experience to get your data back.
Sherlock Data Recovery Experts specialize in all types of ransomware attacks. It is our mission to restore your data after an attack has taken place. Our goal is not only to recover and restore your data, but also to ensure that your chances of another attack decrease. We strive to reduce the risk of data loss and take the necessary precautions to avoid another ransomware attack. Our specialists are passionate about their work and will do everything in their power to retrieve your lost or infected data. From the word go, you will find them focused, committed and trustworthy. With Sherlock Data Recovery Services, you are guaranteed a fighting chance to get your data back.
We approach each type of ransomware accordingly. No matter the type of ransomware, our team of highly trained experts make it their mission to regain access to your data as quickly as possible. They analyse the ransomware that the data is infected with and work round the clock to ensure that you regain access to critical and personal files.
The main things you can do to avoid a ransomware attack.
Get reliable security software
Update system software
Backup your data
Avoid attachments or links that look suspect
How Malware Infects Your Computer
The term that is used to describe the fact that people get tricked into downloading malware from an attachment or link that has been infected. These infected files and/or links are often disguised and look like ordinary files and/or links. Only one such file needs to be downloaded and opened in order for you to get infected.
This type of ransomware is only one click away. It is often disguised as ads, but these ads deliver ransomware, spyware, viruses and other nasty things
Out-of-date software causes vulnerabilities and security holes. The kits are designed to exploit these vulnerabilities and security holes. It is often disguised as pre-written codes, but is actually a ready-to-use hacking tool.
These files are dangerous and the worst part is that you might have received them without asking for them. While browsing an infected website or watching a video that might be infected, malware is being downloaded in the background. This means that you are being infected without having any knowledge of what is going on.