The WannaCry or Wanna Decryptor Ransomware very trending recently and has attacked thousands of computers covered more than 150 countries in the world.
I’m sure many are also not knowing about WannaCry or many also just know a little about it. Wanna Decryptor Ransomware begins on 12th, May 2017 and has attacked thousands of computers covered more than 150 countries in the world. If you get a pop-up window says “Ooops, your files have been encrypted” like following picture shows, you are being attacked! It will ask you to pay Bitcoin to get decrypted. Here the method to prevent and reduce data loss.
How to protect yourself from WannaCry Ransomware?
For user who has not been attacked by WannaCry Ransomware, especially for companies and groups, the following are suggested to do preparations as soon as possible.
- Close or disable the 445 port (for temporary).
- Install the latest patch released by Microsoft, and that would be MS17-010.
- Open firewall and Install anti-virus tools.
- Upgrade system to the latest version, Windows 10. Or, use Mac OS X and Linux for a while.
- Backup everything.
Protect your data by AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI released a special edition to help you protect data easily – AOMEI Backupper Free (for WannaCry Ransomware). This is a freeware and with it you are able to protect files from deletion by backing them up in advance. Even if the encrypted files are deleted by hacker, you can still restore them to another place. The Create Bootable Media feature designed to help you even if the system cannot boot normally. Next are details, please read on.
If you have not been attacked by WannaCry yet
You should protect files from ransomware through System Backup, File Backup, Disk Backup and Partition Backup features in AOMEI Backupper. System and all important files will be protected solidly. To start the backup, just click on “I want to Backup Data” button on the left.
If you have been attacked by WannaCry already
You should create a system image, or disk and partition image using System Backup, Disk Backup, or Partition Backup separately before removing the virus. Thus avoids data loss caused by inappropriate operations or virus variants.
To create a backup without virus running, suggested you to create a bootable media in advance, boot your computer from the device and run off-line backup.
In a word, backup is a necessary and easy way for most users, and restore system and files from backup images is quite simple. Certainly, some details in daily life can also help prevent ransomware and malware. For example, do not open insecure websites and do not click unknown links in emails or texts. AOMEI Backupper gives you full-scale backup operations to optimize your system. It can protect you from ransomware or malware in some degree.