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How to protect yourself from ransomware in Windows 10

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Microsoft provides a built-in message security-for-Windows-10. Here’s how to make sure that you are protected.

Ransomware is a particularly vicious form of malware that not only denies the access to your computer data, but it demands a ransom be paid to unlock the files.

The amount of money demanded goes up. A multimillion-dollar request to an organization, it is not uncommon to find more.

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Ransomware typically spreads through phishing emails or by visiting a compromised web site.

Put message in Windows 10

Microsoft has developed as a function of the Virus and Protect against threats, which allows you to take in a lot of manual intervention and protection.

Here’s how to turn it on, Type “Windows Defender settings” or “Windows Security” in the Windows 10 The Cortana search bar (usually in the lower left-hand corner of the screen).

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Please click on the Virus Protection settings, and then scroll down to the “Message protection”, and select it.

Please note that you may not be able to gain access to the Message of Protection like you can with other third-party antivirus program running. Microsoft will notify you that you have multiple antivirus programs will recommend that you remove any other antivirus programs if you want to be that Microsoft’s a lot of manual intervention and protection.

Once you’re in, Message protection, and turn on Microsoft’s “Virus and threat Protection.” Please go to the “Watched Folder” and then “Protect directories.” This will protect the files and folders that you select from any unauthorized changes.

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For example, if you are using Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft’s file hosting service, you can get the device for a whole railway station. Then, you can restore the files if they are encrypted by a ransomware attack.

The goal is to prevent any suspicious software, but the app is blocked, you will know that it is safe, and you can use it to build a white-list. Use the verify Folder Access to the white list of the mobile apps. You can do this by going to the “allow an app through the means of a Controlled access folder.”

Another handy feature is the “Block” History ” that shows you what is being blocked.

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Please note that the access to the Message Protection settings may be different depending on your PC and what version of Windows is 10.

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And be warned: if you’re not using a cloud-based file hosting service with automated backup, you need to make sure that you have a back-up copy of the files, so it is a ransomware attack does not lock you out of critical local programs and data are stored on your computer.

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