What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your valuable data. In other words, all of your data is still on your computer, but it is scrambled so that you are unable to read or use it.
You must pay a ransom to the hacker who infected your computer in order to receive a key that will decrypt (unscramble) your data and make it useable for you again. Sometimes, hackers will choose not to return data even after collecting payment.
Ransomware Data Recovery Tips
If you are a victim of ransomware, your first step is to take some time and look for any and all backups, even those located on the affected drives. It’s possible that they were not encrypted.
DO NOT attach unaffected devices to a computer or other device that has been infected with ransomware, as the malicious program may spread and cause even bigger problems. Instead, use a different computer to look for your files on external drives, thumb drives and other devices that were not previously attached to your infected computer and may hold some of your irreplaceable files.
DO NOT delete any files from a device infected with ransomware, whether the files are encrypted or not. The key to getting your data back could be anywhere.
DO NOT reload your operating system. This may permanently delete all of your irreplaceable data, including photos, financial files and more.
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Using proprietary tools, techniques and knowhow, DriveSavers data recovery experts can circumvent ransomware or find data that has escaped full encryption.
We can ensure that no additional damage or malware access to your device will occur. We guarantee receipt of your data or no payment is due.
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