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Ransomeware — when hackers hold your files “hostage” and demand payment to get them back — is on the rise.
If you fall victim to ransomeware, don’t click on any pop-up window demanding payment unless you are willing to pay. In order to determine whether or not it’s just a phony pop-up, close your browser and if it comes back, then you may have a problem.
“If you have a good backup of your data, you won’t need to pay the ransom. But if you don’t, you might actually need to pay the hackers to get your files back. If you do have a backup, you can transfer your files to a clean computer. Or, you may be able to rebuild your system. A computer professional can help with this if you don’t have the skills yourself.”
Imagine hackers holding your computer files hostage and then demanding money to get them back. It’s called ransomware. If if you are a victim of it, you’ll get a message on your screen that says your files are being held until you pay up. Don’t click on that message window unless you are willing to…