How to Prevent Ransomware like Petya?
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16 October 2017 Amanda J. Brook Senior Product Manager
Ransomware Petya has spread through large firms in Europe and the US. It is the second major global ransomware attack in the past two month. In early May, WannaCry ransomware has attacked more than 230000 computer in over 150 countries. These two ransomware will block the access to a PC or its data and will demand money to unblock it. But if your computer has been infected, you can try to recover data from PC after Petya attack.
After experiencing 2 times of terrible ransomware attack, we should pay more attention to how to prevent ransomware like Petya and WannaCry. Making preparation is much better than trying to recover from disaster.
How to Prevent PC from Ransomware Attack?
Update your Windows Computer
If you did not update your computer when WannaCry spread, please update your PC immediately. Besides, if you did not set the login password or the password is too simple, please change to another complicated password.
Backup Important Data Regularly
Backing up data with reliable backup software can minimize the inpact that ransomware brings. Once your computer got infected, you can restore the backup to regain access to your important data at once. No need to worry about how to get your data back or pay for the money.
Besides, backup data regularly can do you a favor when you meet a data disaster like memory device fails to work or system corruption. It is recommended to use entirely free professional data backup software – Renee Becca.
- Entirely Free! No limitation!
- Support making backup for disk, system, partition and folders.
- Restore can be run under non-windows system.
- Automatic backup plans are available for different backup target.
- 5 different backup schemes are available which can help you save the space.
- More humanized settings for automatic backup plans like shutdown the PC.
- More useful functions like System Migration or Hard Drive Clone are available.
How to Backup Important Data with Renee Becca
Here we will make System Backup as demonstration.
Step 1: Launch the software, click “Backup” and then “System Backup”.
Step 2: Select a destination to save the backup files in the pop up window.
It is recommended to save the backup files in external storage device. Because you can keep it in a safe place and stay away from any virus or attack.
Besides clicking “Backup” button directly, you can also set backup schedule, scheme (mode) and options.
Step 3: Click “Turn On” in Schedule and make a plan of when to back up in Scheduler window.
After the scheduler set, Renee Becca can backup the same partition in the set time.
Step 4: Click the “System backup options” in the bottom of “System backup” window.
In Advanced Options, there lots of options like compress the backup files or not, shutdown computer after task finished and so on.
Step 5: Select the backup mode you want.
Various backup modes are provided in Renee Becca, like Incremental mode, Differential mode and so on. Detailed introduction will be released once you click the related backup mode.