Should You Use the Windows 10 Ransomware Protection Feature?
Windows 10 offers many different features that draw consumers to purchase this version of the software, but there is a little known feature that most people are unaware of. Windows 10 offers ransomware protection. In order to implement the feature, you have to activate “Controlled folder access” which prevents ransomware from encrypting the user data, and also protects files from viruses and apps that try to make unwanted changes.
How Ransomware Attacks Happen:
In order to fully understand how this feature works, we must first understand what a ransomware attack is. A ransomware attack is when a cybercriminal infects a user’s computer with malware, that encrypts and prohibits the user from accessing his or her files until a ransom is paid. This usually occurs by the user having outdated software, or simply clicking on a bad link or email attachment.
Why is Windows ransomware protection not automatically on by default?:
There are a few reasons why Ransomware protection is not on by default. It is very hyper in regards to what it thinks might be a suspicious program. Sometimes the protective service might close your program altogether or refuse to open it. You can add the programs to a controlled folder however, that is also a hassle and not necessarily an easy thing to do. A better option might be to upload an anti-virus 3rd software that is trusted by the public.