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Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files and folders, preventing access to important files. Ransomware attempts to extort money from victims by asking for money, usually in form of cryptocurrencies, in exchange for the decryption key. But cybercriminals won't always follow through and unlock the files they encrypted.

If you see this kind of message, then don't download or buy the software. What is malware? Malware is a term that is used for malicious software that is designed to do damage or unwanted actions to a computer system.

Malware encounter rates. Good computer hygiene helps to mitigate the risks of malware. Typically, when we see high rates of malware, it’s a result of poor security hygiene and low user security education and awareness. Using unlicensed and/or pirated software can also be a source of malware.

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) helps keep Windows computers free from prevalent malware. MSRT finds and removes threats and reverses the changes made by these threats. MSRT is generally released monthly as part of Windows Update or as a standalone tool available here for download.