Secure Your Windows Computer to Block Ransomware

Posted by @Cherry

May 18, 2017

There are many simple things you can do to secure your Windows computer for blocking Ransomware. Any of them can help you keep away from WannaCry or other Ransomware.

If your computer is in an unsafe environment, it may be attacked easily. Thus, the best Ransomware protection should be secure your computer, which can block Ransomware validity. Here are top 3 methods for you to secure your Windows computer to block Ransomware.

1. Patch and keep your operating system and software up-to-date. This habit can prevent compromises via exploit kits. The EternalBlue exploits vulnerability MS17-010 in Microsoft’s implementation of SMB protocol. However, Microsoft had released a critical advisory along with a security patch to fix the vulnerability on 14 March 2017. But many organizations had not yet applied it.

2. Turn on Windows firewall. Windows firewall is a security system that provides a technology for separate intranet from public. It can minimize network hackers access your network. In the Advanced settings, you can to block port 445, 139, etc to protect against WannaCry Ransomware attacks.  

3. Secure your online browsing. Browsers are the mist exposed and information rich. It is the window to the internet and also the first line of defense against Ransomware. To prevent against Ransomware, you must secure your online browsing. PS: different browser has different way to set up for security.

What can we learn from Ransomware?

Since WannaCry Ransomware stormed, many users really wanna cry because their files has been encrypted, and they have no idea for that, but want to pay the ransom for the decryption key. Actually, if you had have backed up your computer, you won’t be threaten by the cyber criminals. Because you can restore the encrypted files with the backup image when your computer inflected by Ransomware. Besides secure your Windows computer to block Ransomeware, the most important thing is to always backup. Backup can be the best Ransomware protection, and it is also a security for data loss in other accidents.

To block Ransomware, you need to find a safe backup software. AOMEI Backupper Free is such a safe backup and restore software that is especially designed for Ransomware including WannaCry, Wanna Decryptor, Cryptolocker, etc. It provides you four different types of backup: System Backup, Partition Backup, Disk Backup, File Backup. When you need, you can use this freeware to restore data to the earlier statement. You can download it free for backup data to external hard drive. Install and launch it, you will see the following picture:

Open Interface

> If you haven’t attacked by Ransomware, click I Want to Backup to start the journey of backup by following the wizard step by step.

> If you are already a victim of ransomware, disconnect your computer from the internet so it cannot infext other machines. Then, seek help from a technology professional who specilizes in data recovery to see what your options might be. If there are none, don’t lose hope. There may be new security tools to unlock your files in the future.but in order to prevent the files encrypted being deleted by cyber criminals in several days, here you can click Create Bootable Media to create a bootable media, then, boot from the bootable disc to perform an offline backup.  

Steps for backup files to external hard drive with AOMEI Backupper Free:

Step1. Click File Backup under the Backup tab.

Backup Types

Step2.Select files/folders you want to backup as the source party, and select the external hard drive as the target party. You can click Schedule option to set up an automatic backup files for daily, weekly, monthly instead of backup manually every time. Then, click Start Backup.

Start Backup

After the progress reaches 100%, click Finish to exit.

Backup should be an effective way to protect against Ransomware. Once your computer attacked by the Ransomware, you can remove the malicious software and delete the encrypted files. Then, use AOMEI Backupper Free to restore files from the backup image. It can minimize the damage from Ransomware. With securing computers to block Ransomware, you will get through the WannaCry Ransomware storm easily.