Evan is a writer with over a decade of digital publishing experience. He also builds blogs, loves gadgets, and fixes tech problems around the house.
Articles by Evan Porter
We’re all familiar with how hackers are displayed in movies. Brooding criminals in hoodies, frantically hammering lines of code into a computer in order to break through complex security systems.
We know that, in real life, too, hackers are a major threat to our safety.
But what exactly is hacking?
If you’ve recently logged on to your computer, only to find all of your personal files encrypted and being held quite literally for ransom, you may have been victimized by the CryptoLocker ransomware virus or a similar piece of malware.
Unfortunately, dealing with ransomware isn’t an easy task. The best course of action is obviously to prevent your computer from becoming infected in the first place.
But if it’s already too late then this guide will help you learn how to prevent ransomware attacks like CryptoLocker from compromising your files, while providing a few tips for how you can try to recover your files after an attack – without paying the hackers.