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    BML
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    Default How do you get Ransomware?

    Am I correct in saying that this malignancy, Ransomware, can only happen if an Email is opened?

    How do you get Ransomware?

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    erbhargava is offline New Member
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    You are partially right but the virus can also spread through a flash drive used on an infected system.
    Correct me if I am wrong.

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    An email attachment is the most common vector being used. But it could be if you visit a malicious web page too.
    Ransomware Attacks, Definition, Examples, Protection, Removal

    This post answers most questions like:
    How does ransomware get on your computer
    How to identify ransomware attacks
    Who can be affected by the ransomware attacks
    When can ransomware get a chance to attack
    Precautions against ransomeware attacks, and more.

    This link may also interest you: Precautions to take when opening email attachments.

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