What is ransomware?

Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts your files. The attackers will ask for a "ransom" or fee before providing a decryption key that allows you to regain access to your files. It is usually not possible to recover this encrypted data in any other way.

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How can I get infected with ransomware?

Ransomware is usually installed on a computer from a phishing email, a pop-up, or malicious advertising. A phishing email will have malicious attachments or links to malicious websites. Anti-malware may or may not detect a malicious... ...