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mso-fareast-language:JA;}What you need to do – backup is number 1 as , if you become infected the scorched earth policy takes place – your computer will have to wiped back to factory settings and reloaded from a known good copy of Windows.
Try and also have a backup that is done on a regular basis but is not connected to the computer on a permanent basis.
If you fall victim you will have lost access to everything – its encrypted and you will need the key to unencrypt it ( that’s why you pay the ransom ) – if you do decide to pay you probably will not get the key.
It will not go away – people sometimes think it will
Your antivirus will not help you
Take a good look at emails you are opening – Zip files ( don’t open them ), invoices , need you to check details, parcel deliveries – when it doubt and you should doubt – don’t open them.
If you are receiving multitudes of these emails consider moving to Gmail or Outlook.com ( the online version) – they will in most cases flag and remove.
There are also reports that infected webpages can infect your computer:
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Can you stop it running ?
It is your actions that count :