Milan Ginter
Milan Ginter voted up dragonfly forty-six's answer

Hubby and I had an issue with this yesterday. Hubby is currently playing Dark Souls 3. He was in the game with his Steam Browser open. He clicked on a link and BAM! He had a drive-by or ransomware virus. Being that he is very computer savvy he was able to fix the situation. He … Read more

Milan Ginter
Milan Ginter voted up Sudo the Dragon's answer

You said how, it is unsophisticated and unrestricted. Running windows especially increases your chances. You just need to go on the internet being unsecured. A way around ransomware is reinstall. It is easier with linux by the way. Be sure to keep backups.

Milan Ginter
Milan Ginter voted up dragonfly forty-six's answer

Hubby and I had an issue with this yesterday. Hubby is currently playing Dark Souls 3. He was in the game with his Steam Browser open. He clicked on a link and BAM! He had a drive-by or ransomware virus. Being that he is very computer savvy he was able to fix the situation. He … Read more

Milan Ginter
Milan Ginter voted up Sudo the Dragon's answer

You said how, it is unsophisticated and unrestricted. Running windows especially increases your chances. You just need to go on the internet being unsecured. A way around ransomware is reinstall. It is easier with linux by the way. Be sure to keep backups.