Ransomware can cause catastrophic issues on your PC, encrypting your files and folders and demanding payment to unlock them with no guarantee that they will decrypt them for you. Luckily there is a way to protect files from Ransomware
Fortunately Windows 10 has built in features to protect against this terrible strain of virus.
- Click the start menu and type Virus & threat protection
- On the screen, scroll down to Ransomware protection and click Manage ransomware protection.
- Click the switch under Controlled folder access to turn the option on. This will protect your Pictures, Documents, Videos, Music, and Desktop folders, but you can supplement these by clicking Protected folders, then Add a protected folder.