Easy ways to prevent WannaCry ransomware attacks

Computers in over 150 countries have been badly attacked by the WannaCry ransomware within a few days of being found.

Here are some basic things you can keep in mind to protect your computer or laptop from ransomware-like attacks.

Never click on emails from unknown source and never run files that you don’t trust. Delete such files and empty the recycle bin immediately.

Stay away from outdated and pirated operating systems like Windows XP. Install a good firewall and anti-virus.

Make sure to receive and install automatic Windows updates.

Keep a backup of your important data regularly. Backups should always be on a separate external hard-drive or open an account with a subscription-based cloud service as it regularly backs up all the important data.

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