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Cryptolocker: 10 steps to avoid the ransomware virus

Dont be caught by the ransomeware trojan that targets your computer. below are steps to to help you on how to not be a victim of Cryptolocker

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• Ensure your operating system and security software are regularly updated.

• Consider investing in substantial anti-virus tools, including specialist Cryptolocker prevention kits.

• Don’t open attachments from unknown sources or from emails that appear to be from a legitimate source but are suspicious.

• Regularly back up important data and keep it within unconnected storage.

• Consider moving more data to cloud services offered by Google and others.

• Businesses should check incident response and resilience protocols to monitor for infection.

• Ensure staff are educated in good computing practices and how to spot threats.

• Use software to identify if a computer is infected. If so, disconnect it from networks immediately and seek professional advice.

• If you believe you have been compromised, change online account passwords and network passwords after removing the system from the network.

• Block .exe files over email, including within ZIP files. This can usually be done using an anti-spam system.

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