👍 #901 - How Do I Prevent a Repeat of Ransomware?
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Ransomware is scary
It is just malware, after all, but it's particularly destructive malware. It's that destruction that's at the heart of most people's fears.
The only thing worse than getting hit by ransomware is getting hit a second time.
How do you prevent a second infection? Learn from the first.
How Do I Prevent a Repeat of Ransomware? goes into detail about exactly what lessons need to be learned.
Also this week:
- "No Signal"? No problem! (OK, well, it could be any of several problems, actually.)
- Opening File Explorer to a specific folder.
- Power supplies and laptops.
As always, links below.
I found still more streaming music. Gary lost (and found) a phone, and describes the mystery surrounding it (and what he'd do differently next time). I've been playing with my video tools.
All that and the usual cool stuff at TEH 156: Music and MP3s. Lost iPhones. Recording software adventures.
Have a great week!
How Do I Prevent a Repeat of Ransomware?
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...
All malware is scary, especially ransomware due to the damage it can inflict. Here's how to avoid a repeat performance.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
No Signal: What it Means and What to Check
|"No Signal" is a message coming from your display device (not from your computer), indicating it has nothing to display. I'll review possible causes.|
How Do I Open Windows File Explorer to a Specific Folder?
|You can create a shortcut to open Windows File Explorer on the directory of your choice.|
Can I Use a Higher Wattage Power Supply With My Laptop?
|The voltage and polarity of the power supply must match. Amps and watts have some flexibility.|
Can a USB Flash Drive Wear Out?
|While the technology continues to improve, flash memory has a limited number of times it can be written to and can, in fact, wear out.|
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Can a USB Flash Drive Wear Out?While the technology continues to improve, flash drive memory has a limited number of times it can be written to and can, in fact, wear out.
Can I Use a Higher Wattage Power Supply With My Laptop?The voltage and polarity of the power supply must match. Amps and watts have some flexibility.
How Do I Open Windows File Explorer to a Specific Folder?You can create a shortcut to open Windows File Explorer on the directory of your choice.
How Do I Prevent a Repeat of Ransomware?All malware is scary, especially ransomware due to the damage it can inflict. Here's how to prevent a repeat of ransomware on your compter.
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