Ransomware Protection

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Ransomware attackers drop ransomware on your computer that locks up your computer. They leave a message to blackmail you to pay money to let you access your computer.

Ransomware Protection detects such ransomware attacks. This feature backs up data on your computer that you can restore when required. Most of the popularly known documents including tally data are protected.

Your computer may be infected by ransomware in several ways such as:

  • Browsing infected or fake websites.
  • Opening emails or email attachments from phishing attackers.
  • Opening malicious links from websites or social networking sites.
  • Installing fake apps and tools.
  • Playing online games from untrusted sites.

i. Configuring Ransomware Protection

To configure Ransomware Protection, follow these steps:

  1. Open Quick Heal Internet Security Essentials.
  2. On the left pane, click Protection> Device Security > Ransomware Protection.
  3. On the Ransomware Protection screen, turn Ransomware Protection on.

ii. Exclude Files & Folders

With this feature, you can specify which files and folders should not be included during scanning for ransomware and other malicious attacks.

Exclusion of files helps you avoid unnecessary scanning of files that have already been scanned or you are sure that certain files should not be scanned.

    Configuring Exclude Files & Folders

    To configure Exclude Files & Folders, follow these steps:

    1. Open Quick Heal Internet Security Essentials.
    2. On the left pane, navigate to Protection > Device Security > Ramsomware> Ransomware Protection > Exclude Files and Folders.
    3. Click the > icon.
    4. The Exclude Files & Folders details screen appears. Here you see the list of excluded files and folders that have been added.

    5. To add a new file or folder, click Add File or Add Folder Browse and select the file or folder as required.
    6. Select the Path option to include the subfolders in the exclusion list.
    7. Under the Exclude From, select the modules from which you want to exclude the selected file or folders.
    8. To save your settings, click Save.

iii. Take Data Backup

It is advisable to take periodic backups of your data. If you have not yet taken a backup, we recommend you take a backup.
Click Take Data Backup. You are navigated to the Privacy > Backup & Restore > Data Backup. Follow the steps as given here

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