How To Protect Yourself from Ransomware the Easy Way
Do you ever think about the safety of your computer and all of the info you have on it especially in this day and age where there are so many nasty people out there who get joy by unleashing viruses, malware, and now ransomware out into the cyber world?
I must admit that it's not something I think about often until my computer starts acting wonky. When that happens all of the sudden I'm Mrs. Vigilant and I start running scans for malware and viruses. I clean out my cache and reboot and then say a prayer....really, I do.
I should have learned by now, though, to listen to my husband. He has always been a tweaker and by that I mean he has always been right on top of things when it comes to computer protection. Every time either I or one of the kids gets a new computer the first thing he insists on once it's all setup is to get protection for the "machine". In the past, I have balked and fussed insisting that we have already spent enough money on the new computer and I promised, pinky-swear type, that I will not click on any suspicious links but he always insists on getting protection ASAP. And, he's always right.
The other day my husband had two appointments at a local healthcare facility and the doctor and nurse that my husband sees were taking notes by hand. I thought that was a tad bit strange since that's not usually the way things are done and then when it was time for his prescription updates and refills those were given to us in paper form.....who does that anymore? We found out when we could not make his next appointment that all of their computers were down. I started to think about the Petya ransomware that I had been hearing about on the news but sort of shrugged it off and moved on.
Our next stop was the hospital and when we got there we were told that they couldn't help us with what we needed because.....their computer system was down as well. Now, I'm not sure if it has anything to do with ransomware but it really got me thinking about making sure all of our computers, smartphones, and tablets are protected and that's when I got an email about AVG's Ultimate All-in-One Protection. That email could not have come at a better time. While our computers are protected on a basic level AVG Ultimate covers so much more plus our tablet and smartphones, ALL of our devices for one low price.
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