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Protect yourself against wannacry ransomware

MiniTool ShadowMaker - a brand new yet professional backup software, is designed to help users protect systems and important files, in case that any ransomware like WannaCry may occur someday.

About WannaCry Ransomware

Ransomware, which is often transmitted by email or web pop-ups, involves locking up people’s data and threatening to destroy it if a ransom is not paid. The WannaCry ransomware attack was a May 2017 worldwode cyberattack by the WannaCry ransomeware cryptoworm, which targeted computers running theMicrosoft Windows operating system by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

It propagated through EternalBlue, an exploit in older Windows systems released by The Shadow Brokers a few months prior to the attack. While Microsoft had released patches previously to close the exploit, much of WannaCry's spread was from organizations that had not applied these, or were using older Windows systems that were past their end-of-life.

WannaCry also took advantage of installing backdoors onto infected systems.

Got An Infection Already? Try Data Recovery Tool First

If you find that your system gets infected by ransomware, and no backup is available (you have no backup, so you google), what should you do? Pay the ransom? Absolutely NOT! A solution that deserves trying is to recover the lost data.

This can be supported by the way ransomware encrypts computer files. Usually, ransomware directly encrypts the files OR firstly make a copy, then encrypt the copy, and delete the original files finally.

So you can have a try on MiniTool Power Data Recovery - The most effective solution for most data loss situation - to scan for the deleted files.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery is a reliable and quick data recovery tool to recover the original data which is deleted by the ransomware. Although we do not know how WannaCry ransomware encrypted files, it's no bad to have try on this freeware.

Before you do: download this free data recovery tool on a normal OS, then cut off network on your PC and restart. After that, install Power Data Recovery on your PC.

Step 1. Launch this data recovery tool for ransomware infection, immediately you can see 5 recovery modules. Here you can have a try on "Damaged Partition Recovery".

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Step 2. Select the partition that suffers from data loss by Wanancry ramsonware to have a full scan and wait until it completes.

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Step 3. After the scanning, you can see a partition named "All RAW Files" where you can find the lost files probably. Please check one by one and save the original files deleted by WannaCry ransomware to a safe location.

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How to Protect Yourself from Virus WannaCry

If your computer is currently running normally, how to stay safe from WannaCry ransomware? Generally speaking, you need to do the following things:

  • Never click on a link that you do not trust.
  • Be aware of a fake website that uses names similar to popular services.
  • Use antivirus and always make them have the last update.
  • Make sure your Windows has the last update.
  • Disable file sharing support. (Enter Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features. Then uncheck SMB1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support. Finally, restart your computer.)
  • Keep your files backed up regularly (most significant).

Among the several suggestions, regularly back up system and important files is always the best one. Once a computer is attacked by ransomware, cut off internet access and install the patch MS17-010, then restore system and files.

Then how can you do the backup?

Special Recommendation: MiniTool Partition Wizard

Normally, you can use a professional disk cloning software to back up the whole disk. Such kind of utility spares the trouble of restoration and is especially helpful when you need the backup copy urgently to protect yourself from virus WannaCry.

Here we recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard to do the clone. Why choose MiniTool Partition Wizard? Well, this free ransomware protection can be used to clone disk, system, and partitions.

Besides, it is not only ease of use, but also ensure that when you have finished system cloning or system disk cloning, the destination disk is bootable. What's more, its free edition is capable of disk cloning and has gained great reputation from numerous users around the world.

So you can totally rely on it.

How can Partition Wizard Protect Files from Ransomware?

Well, after installation, do the followings:

Step 1. Select the disk you want to back up and choose "Copy Disk" feature.

Note: if you only need to backup personal files in some partitions, you can employ "Copy Partition"; if only the system needs protection, choose "Migrate OS to SSD/HD"

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Step 2. In the next window, choose a target disk to store all data. Note that the target disk will be cleaned before the clone, so make sure it can be cleaned or you have a backup of the important data.

Then click "Next" to continue.

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Step 3. Here you can choose the copy options: to fit partitions to entire disk OR to copy partitions without resizing. Besides, you can select "Align partitions to 1MB" to enhance the hard drive performance if it is an SSD or advance format disk.

(Note that the 4th option is not available in the free edition.) Then click "Next" to go on.

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Step 4. MiniTool Partition Wizard will tell you how to boot from the target disk, please keep the information in mind before you hit "Finish".

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Step 5. Finally, you can press "Apply" to start the backup. Since you are copying the system disk, a reboot is required to keep data safe.

See! With this PC cloning software, you can also protect files from ransomware.

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You can also try out some traditional solution to protect your computer. 

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