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How to enable ransomware protection in Windows 10

Hello! Windows has a number of features to protect files from external threats. Indeed, one of them is controlled access to folders. Let’s see how it works. It is well known that ransomware has become a serious threat. They are malicious codes hidden in applications or documents. They are introduced into the computer to encrypt documents and hijack them. The hackers then demand a ransom in exchange for decrypting the documents. Indeed, many companies and individuals have suffered attacks of this type. Therefore, it is advisable to take precautionary measures. For this reason, today we will show you how to enable ransomware protection in Windows 10.

How to activate the ransomware protection integrated into Windows 10

Certainly, there are several methods of protection against these threats. Some of them require a paid subscription. However, there are also free options. For example, Windows 10 includes protection against Ransomware. Specifically the Controlled Folder Access feature. This is a system to lock files to an external application or code. Which ensures that no one can access and control folders without our authorization. Let’s see how to activate it.

The first thing you have to do is to go to the Windows Settings. Once there, select Update and Security.

Please go to Update & Security.
Please go to Update & Security.

Next, click on Windows Security.

Entering Windows Security.
Entering Windows Security.
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Next, just click on Virus & Threat Protection.

This action will display the Windows 10 security module. Once there, you can see the security status of the system. Indeed, you can scan the system for threats, among other things. Please scroll down to Ransomware protection. Then click on Manage Ransomware protection.

Reviewing Ramsonware protection settings
Reviewing Ramsonware protection settings

Then, just turn on the switch to activate the protection.

Enabling Ransomware Protection in Windows 10

From now on, you only have to configure the application. Since it is easier to restrict access to personal files. Well, we have seen how to enable Ransomware protection in Windows 10. Note that you have to make regular backups of all data and files. This way, if we are victims of an attack it will not be necessary to pay ransom for the data. Security experts strongly advise against paying any kind of ransom. This will prevent us from being the target of future attacks. See you soon!

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