Best Ransomware Decryption Tools for Windows to Protect Your Files
Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a computer system. The attacker prevents victims from accessing their file data by encrypting it and then demanding an extortion payment in return for the encryption key.
The ransomware first installs itself on a victim’s machine and then starts “encrypting” all the files on that machine, which actually means converting those files into an unreadable format that can only be decoded with a “key.”
If the ransom is not paid, the attacker will not provide any sort of decryption key, meaning the victim will never regain access to their files. In the latest ransomware attacks, the ransom has typically been in the form of Bitcoin and typically paid by some form of anonymous electronic transfer.