If ransomware infected your computer, the type of ransomware that got the files encrypted can be identified by the extension added to the filename. Below are some of the latest ransomware extensions:
Ransomware Extension List
If you find the extension you are looking for in the ransomware extension list, look for a decryptor to recover your files. Try alternative solutions instead of paying the ransom that never guarantees a file recover.
Since ransomware attack is difficult to deal with, it is important to avoid falling victim to ransomware. Never wait until ransomware infects the computer. Apply the following preventive measures.
1. Update the Software
The reason software developers release software update is to fix an existing issue with the application, that includes bugs and system vulnerabilities. Hackers can exploit these system vulnerabilities to inject ransomware. So it is important to keep the software updated. Patch management is a tool that automatically downloads the latest version of the software online.
2. Install an Anti Malware Software
An anti malware software keeps varieties of threats from the computer. A computer without an anti malware software is a like an unarmed soldier. The Internet is where all types of threats are lurking, so if you don’t have an anti malware installed on the computer, you will easily fall victim to a malware attack.
In choosing an anti malware software, go for a reputable security software that can beat varieties of malware. Malware is constantly evolving, particularly ransomware. But a reliable security software can keep you safe.
What sets Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection apart from the other anti malware software?
Auto- Containment – has contained 1,000,000,000 files with no report of infection. The Auto-Containment is a sandbox based technology built on Default-Deny.
HIPS or Host Intrusion Prevention System – a defense against fileless malware that monitors the computer memory and registry against modification.
Packet Filtering Firewall – Filters network traffic and monitors incoming and outgoing data to prevent inbound and outbound threats.
Cloud-Based Verdict Platform – provides a verdict within 40 seconds. Protects the devices against the latest threats even if the security software hasn’t been updated.
The Best Ransomware Protection – Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection was named the Best Ransomware Protection in the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Award.
85 Million Endpoint Devices Worldwide – Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection has been protecting 85 million endpoint devices worldwide.
Download Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection now to protect your endpoint devices from ransomware infections.