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Can you imagine this? You’re having a great day at work! Everything is running smoothly, and you haven’t come across any issues, whether it is computer malfunctions, missing a deadline, or maybe even your kids’ non-stop calls because they can’t share the T.V! It’s almost lunch time, but before you lock your computer to head out, a pop-up comes onto your screen saying you have a virus, but it can be fixed easily if you simply click the “quick fix” button. So, you go on to click the button, thinking nothing could go wrong and your computer will be restored normally, but you’re wrong. All of the sudden, you can’t access any of your data until you pay a large sum of money to whoever took control of your data. Your day automatically goes from smooth to disastrous in one simple click, all because of ransomware.

Sounds terrifying, right? Well, I can tell you that there are ways to prevent this! Innovative Network Solutions, Inc. can guarantee your data is protected.

Because ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to encrypt all data on the PC and network share until a sum of money is paid, the data is gone unless you have a good backup and plan for recovery. There are several types of ransomware, but they all prevent you from using your PC normally. Ransomware can prevent you from accessing Windows, encrypt your files (blocking your access to them), and stop certain apps from running, such as your web browser. Wow, ransomware, it even sounds scary! At this point, you might be asking yourself how to fix/prevent this, so just hold on and we’ll get to that part shortly. Just know, ransomware may appear as a legitimate way to fix problems on your PC, but don’t be fooled; before you go clicking on everything and anything that comes up on your computer, know that there are many small things that can turn into your biggest problems.

Now that you are informed more on what ransomware is and how it can affect you, let’s move on to how you can avoid the hassle if a problem does appear. At INS, we take pride in protecting our clients. We regularly back up all the data on your computers, so that if ransomware were to attack, data could easily be accessed and restored. We also provide preventative maintenance, which includes education on how to avoid ransomware, and what to do immediately if you suspect you may have clicked on something that you should not have.  With INS as your IT service provider, you have nothing to worry about. After all, we want to save you from ransomware; nobody wants to deal with this harmful monster!

At INS, we help our clients with all technology issues. Give us a call today and let us show you how we can save you from that awful day. Contact us today to save yourself from ransomware before it’s too late.

Call us: 248-536-5400

Email us: sales@inetworksolutions.net

Visit our website: www.inetworksolutions.net