Maybe you still remember our previous blog of “Governments Are Paying Ransoms for Kidnapped Smart City” and once marveled at how destructive ransomware is. By tampering or encrypting information in your computer or email system, ransomware paralyzes the operating of your business, which is used as an asset for hackers to ask for ransoms.
What’s worse, the private sector or the public sector, enterprises or governments, none are free from ransomware attack. Research conducted by Cybersecurity Ventures has led to its estimation that ransomware damages will cost the world more than $8 billion in 2018.
Luckily, we have more solutions than problems. For example, Windows 10 has already included ransomware protection. This blog is going to take you through the journey of setting it up.
#Steps to enable ransomware protection on Windows 10
1. Search “Virus & threat protection” in Win10 Cortana and enter the interface.
2. Click set up OneDrive and sign in your OneDrive account. As OneDrive is used to save your files and photos in the cloud and get access to them from any device, anywhere. It’s perfect for conducting data recovery after a ransomware attack.
The following folders are protected, or to say, uploaded to OneDrive by default. And you can add protected folders according to your own preference.
3. Turn on “controlled folder access”, so that any tampering or encryption done to your protected folders will be noticed and alerted.
When ransomware is detected, you will receive an alert:
After a short while, you will receive the notice to restore your files in OneDrive.
Click “restore” to retrieve the original files, just now tampered or encrypted by the ransomware, from your backup in OneDrive.
Congratulations! You’ve just avoided potential loss brought by a ransomware attack.
#Mr. Guard – Ransomware Protection Designed for Mailbox
Wait, don’t rush to the conclusion that all your information is already safe. Be mindful of what remains unattended apart from local documents — your emails in the cloud! They are not included in the protected folders of Windows 10 ransomware protection.
Similar to what Windows Defender’s ransomware protection for the whole system, Mr. Guard defends you against the malicious data tampering in emails. Its service of data tampering detection and OneDrive backup is available on a wide variety of Outlook Clients: Windows, MacOS, Web, Android and iOS.
It’s also worth noticing that email phishing is the top one vehicle for ransomware. To shield your inbox off email phishing, you might as well install Mr. Post, which is as easy to use as Mr. Guard. It features AI technology and the experience of senior cybersecurity experts, ready to flag risky emails and keep you further from ransomware.