Ransomware is a type of malicious software which main purpose is to accessing, corrupting, or deleting the victim’s data by using malware. If you have proper knowledge about ransomware then you can easily detect on your computer and also can safely remove the ransomware from your computer once you’ve been infected by malware vulnerabilities such as ransomware attacks. In this post, we will discuss on how to detect ransomware on computer.
How to detect ransomware on computer
1. See pop-up messages
When you will see pop-ups message on your computer which claims you must pay money or currencies such as Bitcoin to access your computer files that means your computer may have ransomware.
Ransomware will encrypt your files and makes the file inaccessible until you pay the money to attacker. There you will see a phone number or a payment link to pay money.
Tips: There’s no guarantee that you will get your files back after paying money. So, don’t pay for recover your computer data files.
2. Incorrect E-mail address
Cyber attacker sends malicious email through a similar or original looking email account. They use different types of techniques which looks legitimate email address. For an example, attackers replace small letter ‘L’ with an uppercase letter ‘I.’, these letters resemble each other that can easily fool to victims. In that case, if the victims doesn’t have proper knowledge about ransomware.
You may also receive an unwanted email with attachment file which seems suspicious e-mail. This e-mail may contain a malware script which can spread malware to your network.
- If your incoming email is suspicious then you can direct phone call to sender to confirm as he sends the mail.
- In addition to simply deleting the suspicious email, you can also mark it as spam, or as suspicious and it is better do not click on that type of email.
3. Malicious URL links
Ransomware attackers most typically used malicious links technique to attack victim’s computer. In that case, victims receive a message with malicious links. Victims unknowingly download the ransomware to their computers when click on that link.
- If the link raises hesitation, then don’t click on that link
4. Malicious file attachments
When you download a file attachment from unknown source which may contains malware script or code. The malicious files attachments are typically hide themselves in an encrypted zip file. That’s why, ransomware developers can easily hide the file’s content and you won’t be able to see the malicious file encrypted inside the file until you extract it.