Ransomware attacks are among the primary reasons for data loss. In a recent study, concluded by Keeper Security Inc., more than half of the participating companies stated that they had fallen victim to ransomware attacks in 2017 alone.
Protecting your files with Tresorit
As of today, there are two common types of ransomware: locker ransomware locks the computer or device, while crypto ransomware aims to encrypt personal data and files.
Ransomware usually spreads via phishing emails and blocks access to files on the affected device either by deleting the original copies or encrypting them.
Dealing with encrypted files
If the ransomware didn’t delete the files first, then you can download a non-compromised version of affected files from the version history. This feature is available on both individual and team plans. Premium subscriptions have a version history limit of 10.
- Right-click the affected file.
- Click See Versions.
- Select a file from the history.
- Click Download.
Restoring deleted files
You can restore affected files and folders if they were synced both on the cloud and your computer. File Restore doesn’t have a time limitation; items can be recovered with a simple click as long as they were not deleted permanently. The feature is available for both individual and team plans.
- Navigate to the file’s original location.
- Click Show deleted on top.
- Look for the file on the list of items.
- Right-click and select Restore.
Improve system security
Even though Tresorit can be a great option to deal with the damage caused by ransomware, it is not an antivirus software and won’t protect you from the attack itself. We recommend using an antivirus software and suggest that you keep your operating system and applications up to date.
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