How to Protect Your Computer From WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack

In this article, I am going to show you” How to Protect Your Computer From WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack”. The WannaCry ransomware has caused a scare across the world within a few days of being discovered. The biggest ransomware attack yet, WannaCry was temporarily stopped in its tracks by a British researcher by registering an obscure web address, even as it infected 200,000 computers worldwide. The following is a step-by-step procedure for addressing Windows devices that have been identified as impacted by WannaCry malware.

Follow the below steps to Protect Your Computer From WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack:

1) Remove LAN Cable.
2)Format your pc and install the new OS.
3)Reconnect LAN Cable and install windows update and antivirus update.

Microsoft Windows update :

Update Microsoft Windows and check if there is a window to a security patch. Please go to the link and download Windows Updates. If the window protection in your computer is updated monthly security patch, then no viruses attack.

Update Antivirus:

It’s always necessary to have an antivirus installed on your computer and install the update. If your computer is antivirus updated regularly then no viruses attack

Guidance for User’s data: WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack

After WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack on your computer, you can format your PC but the main question is to back up data. In the WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Attack, the virus targets the following file extensions.
.ldf, .sln, .suo, .cpp, .pas, .asm, .cmd, .bat, .vbs, .dip, .dch, .sch, .brd, .jsp, .php, .class, .wav, .swf, .fla, .wmv, .mpg, .vob, .mpeg, .asf, .avi, .mov, .mkv, .flv, .wma, .mid, .djvu, .svg, .psd, .nef, .tiff, .tif, .cgm, .raw, .gif, .png, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .vcd, .iso, .backup, .zip, .rar, .tgz, .tar, .bak, .tbk, .PAQ, .ARC, .aes, .gpg, .vmx, .vmdk, .vdi, .sldm, .sldx, .sti, .sxi, .hwp, .snt, .onetoc2, .dwg, .pdf, .wks, .rtf, .csv, .txt, .vsdx, .vsd, .edb, .odp, .otp, .sxd, .std, .uop, .odg, .otg, .sxm, .mml, .lay, .lay6, .asc, .sqlite3, .sqlitedb, .sql, .accdb, .mdb, .dbf, .odb, .frm, .myd, .myi, .ibd, .mdf, .msg, .ost, .pst, .potm, .potx .eml, .der, .pfx, .key, .crt, .csr, .pem, .odt, .ott, .sxw, .stw, .uot, .max, .ods, .ots, .sxc, .stc, .dif, .slk, .asp, .java, .ppam, .ppsx, .ppsm, .pps, .pot, .pptm, .pptx, .ppt, .xltm, .xltx, .xlc, .xlm, .xlt, .xlw, .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsx, .xls, .dotx, .dotm, .dot, .docm, .docb, .docx, .doc, .jar
The files are encrypted and normally have the file extensions of  .wncry / .wnry / .wncryt / .wcry.
If the decision is made to backup and restore files (which may be very time-consuming), the following file types/extensions should NOT be back up and restored to the re-imaged and patched devices: ( executable files (like .exe, .bat, .ps, .vbs, etc.)(.wncry / .wnry / .wncryt / .wcry extension) The system should not be added back to the network until they are re-imaged and have the appropriate Microsoft Windows security patch applied.

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Protect Your Computer From WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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