You avoid ransomware the same way you avoid any malware. On top of that, a full backup can save you not only from ransomware, but from a host of other problems as well.
A full-image backup is still the best defense against ransomware. But what if your backup gets encrypted? I’ll look at the likelihood of that happening and make some recommendations.
Ransomware32 is the latest threat currently making news. It’s a toolkit for malware authors to make more malware more easily. I’ll discuss what I think you should do about it.
Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to decrypt files encrypted by ransomware. I’ll look at coping strategies.
Preventing one type of malware is not going to help you in the long run. And if it does help in the short run… then you may have a bigger problem!
In truth, malware can infect anything that it wants to, but there are a lot of reasons why your backup files aren’t targeted.
Ransomware is often not easy to remove because it blocks you from your system. Restoring from a backup is the easiest recovery option, but I’ll look at a few more as well.