Ransomware WannaCry (WannaCrypt) is a severe malware attack that hit computers globally. The damaged caused by this malware is very serious. We cannot open our files when the were encrypted by this nasty malware. You may read the full details about this Ransomware Wannacry from this link. Are you vulnerable to this ransomware attack? Most technical person will do many technical things such as blocking ports, disable this and that but what about the average users that doesn’t know much about blocking ports etc? Actually there are some basic things we can do to protect our computer from Ransomware WannaCry attack. And this does not require a high computer skills.
Noobs Guide to protect your computer from Ransomware WannaCry
Step 1. Update Windows
This is the most important things. Make sure your computer gets regular Windows Update that patch any bugs, security hole and other things. To set the automatic update on Windows 10, you can do the following steps:
Go to Windows Settings (Click Start Menu and type Settings)
Click Update & Security
Change the active hours when will the updates are downloaded and installed.
Step 2. Install AntiMalware
Another good thing to consider when dealing with malware is to install AntiMalware on our computer. The following are highly recommended AntiMalware that work great on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Make sure you update the definition to the latest one. Also, you will still need antivirus program since those anti malware cannot detect viruses.
Those two simple things will help you to protect your computer from the most recent malware including Ransomware family. I hope this simple information can help noobs users to prevent from Ransomware WannaCry.