paying a ransom is no guarantee

Never, Ever Pay the Ransom!

Why should I avoid paying the ransom?

Like most scams, ransomware uses panic and urgency to make victims feel trapped. Businesses want to regain control of their IT systems, and people want to regain control of  their online files. Malware creators promise to easily and quickly remove damage. We should get rid of this belief and realize that the damage has already been done. Paying the ransom does not mean being out of danger. Criminals can leave malware on your computer and identify you as someone willing to pay for restoring computer access or data recovery. In short, you could once again become a victim of an upcoming cyber-attack. There is no way to prevent scammers from demanding more money. Paying the ransom means helping cybercriminals build a new market and increase malware or other attacks.

the official FBI site confirms:

The FBI does not support paying a ransom in response to a ransomware attack. Paying a ransom doesn’t guarantee you or your organization will get any data back. It also encourages perpetrators to target more victims and offers an incentive for others to get involved in this type of illegal activity.

The FBI makes it clear on its official website: paying a ransom does not guarantee data recovery. Help Ransomware guarantees timely and complete data recovery or, if the process is not successful, a full refund.

paying the ransom is a bad idea

Paying the ransom does not guarantee data recovery. Sometimes ransomware decryption is not successful, or you might lose some data. Successful decryption of your files does not mean that malware, Trojans, and keyloggers no longer infect your system. Therefore, the operating system might not be clean or reliable once the decryption has been processed.

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Important Tips Against Ransomware

Restore affected files from clean backups.

If you are a victim of a ransomware attack, you must pay attention to restore data from clean and stable backups. That is keeping your backups clean with a built-in response tool, such as the Help Ransomware Shielded Backup.

Keep systems and software updated and patched.

Some companies do not patch their software. They consider that software protection is hard to implement or give up because of subscription costs. But unpatched software can open a back door and let ransomware creators access your devices.

Use a reliable firewall and antivirus software.

A firewall or other protection software is the best way to stop or slow down viruses and prevent ransomware attacks.

Train employees to spot phishing attempts.

Train employees to spot phishing attempts. Staff awareness training is essential to recognize suspicious emails and prevent the risk of being affected by viruses.


the solution to your problem

Ransomware is a type of malicious program that infects your computer, tablet, or smartphone (or encrypts your data and then demands a ransom and returns it to you). There are two types of ransomware.

The first type is encryptors, which encrypts your files so that you cannot access them. To decrypt them, you need the key used to encrypt them (this is why they ask you to pay for the ransom).

The other type is called blockers. They lock a computer or other device.Blockers present a better scenario than encryptors: victims are more likely to regain access to their operating system than to recover encrypted files.

There is no customary price. Some ransomware ask for less than 30 euros, others ask for thousands. Businesses and other large organizations, which are often infected by spear phishing, are more likely to receive larger ransom requests.

Still, you should keep in mind that paying the ransom does not ensure that you will get your files back safely.

You can recover your files as long as data decryption experts carry out the process. Our ransomware specialists are certified and qualified.

You should never pay the ransom to restore your data because hackers rarely return the data after payment. We recommend that you stop all contact with the cybercriminal and contact us to provide you assistance.

Help Ransomware is number one in the Cybersecurity market and acts 100% effectively and timely to recover data infected by ransomware. But in the rare event that data cannot be restored, we will return you the whole sum of money.

Our ransomware specialists are available 24/4 worldwide. You can create a new ticket  to send us information about your case or contact us through our communication channels.

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