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What is WannaCry? How do I protect myself? How do I remove it if my computer is infected?

In this article, you can find information about the newly-popular virus that has caused a lot of damage worldwide. What is “WannaCry”? How is it removed?

What is Wannacry?

WannaCry virus is a type of ransomware that has affected more than 250,000 viruses in 150 different countries. This includes medical institutions in the United Kingdom and Spain’s leader telecom brands.

what is Ransomware?

Ransomware, called Veri Fidyeciliği in Turkish, is a virus that has caused big problems in technology industry since 2003. Before WannaCry got popular, the most-well-known and problematic ones were “Cryptolocker” and “Teslacrypt.”

How does WannaCry work?

As soon as WannaCry infects your computer, it connects to its central server from your computer and starts encrypting your files, changes your desktop screen, and asks you to send money to a Bitcoin account. After these, it enables a timer and threatens you with deleting all your files unless you pay the money in the specified period.

How does WannaCry spread?

VThe virus usually hides in pdf and Word files and travels randomly via e-mail. It’s also known as WannaCrypt0r 2.0, Wanna Decryptor 2.0, WCry 2, WannaCry 2 and Wanna Decryptor 2 in the industry.

What can I do to protect myself from WannaCry?

First and foremost protection is to save your files to an external storage on a regular basis. Other ways are;

*-1 1) Operating system updates should be done. In the article that was published after the attacks, Windows recommends Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-070 update to be done..

*-2 2) Up-to-date and active security software should be installed. All experts and Ozlem Computer suggest Kaspersky Internet Security to be downloaded.

*-3 - 3) E-mails from unknown people and random link on the internet should not be clicked.

*-4 - 4) You should consult experts..

What should I do if my computer is infected? How is WannaCry removed?

Absolutely do not pay them the ransom they want which changes from $300-$1200, because there’s no guarantee that your files be returned. Also, trying out solutions whose safety and effectiveness aren’t tested can destroy the chance of an expert getting your files back. If you harm your files by uninformed operations, you risk your files. You can get expert support from Ozlem Computer. Best Regards.

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