New Malware Threat Can Force People to Pay Up To Use Their Own Computer
Scottsdale, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/21/2016 -- Scottsdale-based IT support company Jupiter Support today warned users of a growing threat to their computer's integrity—ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malware that can infect and lock out areas of a PC from the user until they pay a sum of money to regain access. Whether a small sum like $34 or even thousands of dollars, online crooks have taken to this scam like a duck to water—and it is the average computer user who is suffering.
"The statistics are staggering, with some 100,000 computers being infected on a daily basis," said Diane McDonald, Jupiter Support's Head of Media Relations. "This number is growing every year. The very best defense against this threat is knowledge—and vigilance when it comes to our own IT security."
Anybody can fall victim to a targeted attack; experts recommend keeping the operating system up-to-date, installing anti-virus software and regularly scanning to stay safe. It's also recommended to be careful by downloading only from trusted sites and not clicking on pop-ups. Keeping a recent back-up of your computer's files is also recommended in order to minimize the risk of losing important files should ransomware strike.
Users can also contact an online virus removal company to remotely protect their computer for complete peace of mind, knowing that professionals are keeping a close eye on any potential threats.
About Jupiter Support
Jupiter Support offers high quality global IT support and services to small businesses and consumers with a high level of customer support. The company consistently monitors feedback to ensure customer experience is always improving.
For more information, please visit Jupiter Support's website.
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