Microsoft provides built-in ransomware protection for Windows 10. To ensure that you are protected.
Ransomware is a particularly malicious type of malware that not only denies access to your computer system and data, but requires you to pay a ransom for unlocking files.
The amount of the requested ransom is constantly increasing. A demand of several million dollars to a company is no longer uncommon.
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Ransomware usually spreads through phishing emails or by visiting an infected website.
Enable Ransomware in Windows 10
Microsoft has a virus and threat protection feature that enables you to enable ransomware protection.
To enable this feature: In the Windows 10 Cortana search bar, type "Windows Defender Settings" or "Windows Security" (usually at the bottom left of the screen).
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Then click Virus and Protection Settings and scroll down to "Ransomware Protection" and select it.
Note that you may not be able to access Ransomware Protection if another third-party antivirus program is running. Microsoft informs you that you are using several antivirus programs and recommends that you uninstall other antivirus programs if you want to enable Microsoft ransomware protection.
After enabling ransomware protection, enable Microsoft's antivirus and threat protection. Then go to "Controlled Folder Access" and then "Protect Folder." This protects files and folders you select from unauthorized changes.
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For example, if you have Microsoft OneDrive, the file hosting service from Microsoft, you can enable protection for the entire drive, and then you can recover files when they are ransomwareed Attack is encrypted.
Of course, the goal is to block suspicious software, but if an app is blocked that you know is secure, you can create a whitelist. Use whitelist controlled folder access. Apps. You can do this by selecting "Allow an app to access controlled folders."
Another useful feature is "Block History," which means "Block History." It shows what has been blocked.
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Please note that access to the Ransomware Protection settings may vary depending on the PC and Windows 10 version used.
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And be warned: If you do not use a cloud-based file-hosting service with automatic backup, you should make sure you get it regularly Back up files so that ransomware attacks do not protect you from critical local programs and data on your PC.