News of “WannaCry Ransomware” Outbreak has already spread all over the world, with over 300,000 computers infected, everywhere you look online there is a mention of it. The best way to protect yourself and your data is to take some precautions.
- Backup your computer to an external drive and online to a cloud service such as:
- Install Windows Updates, best practice for home users is to setup Windows Updates to run Automatically at a set time when your computer will be on and you’re not working on it, as it will slow down your computer when downloading and installing updates and in some cases your computer would have to restart to apply those updates.
- Install an Anti-Virus or an Anti Malware Program and let it update automatically and run in the background, also make sure after installation, it is configured correctly to find and delete Malware, Viruses, Rootkits and Ransomware. Some of the best Antivirus Products I’ve used on my computers and my clients computers are as follow: