How Do You Remove Ransomware?

The best way to remove ransomware is by using an antivirus software to detect and delete the malicious files. You can also go in and delete the files manually if you know what you’re looking for. However, keep in mind that if you choose to remove ransomware by deleting the files and not paying the ransom, you may never be able to access your files, because the process of simply removal won’t decrypt your files. Of course, if you have a current backup, this is not necessarily a problem.

Remember, even if you choose to pay the ransom, you are not guaranteed that your files will be decrypted.

About Critical Insight

Critical Insight is the only cybersecurity-as-a-service provider that prepares, monitors and responds to cyber threats, going beyond SOC-as-a-service offerings typical of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offerings.

With a focus on organizations that deliver critical services – hospitals, local governments, utilities, school systems, and more – we provide end-to-end support to those with limited security teams or budgets to handle threats proactively and as they occur.

Based in Bremerton and Seattle, Washington, Critical Insight is a venture-backed company founded by former CISOs in the public sector. We are committed to training new analysts and providing the most up-to-date cybersecurity protection.

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Check out our Security Awareness Trainings

In these 60-minute sessions, you’ll learn how to spot the links to avoid, you’ll learn how ransomware really works, and you’ll come away with some pretty good stories to tell. This won’t be one of those boring trainings, we promise.