Our clients on our managed services have never seen a message like this screen shot below, however we received a call from a prospect in trouble. Ransomware will lock your computer and encrypt ALL of your files. Why? They want you to pay a ransom to decrypt your files. I’m sure you’ve heard on the news hospitals and numerous small/medium businesses have simply PAID the ransom just to keep operating. Most you do not hear about because of the bad PR this can cause for businesses.
Here’s a few tips if you happen to be a victim of ransomware or cryptoware virus infection. Quickest thing to do is unplug your network cable from the computer or wall, do this immediately so the virus can not infect the rest of your network, computers, servers, etc.
Call us, we can assist in clean up, restoration, and best practice proactive maintenance to avoid these business crippling situations.