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Lawrence Abrams is the creator and CEO of Bleeping Computer, and he and I delve into the latest malware sweeping the globe called NotPetya (among other things). The supposed ransomware appears to be just plain mean, destroying all the data on your hard drive whether you pay the ransom or not. We’ll tell you what you need to know, including how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you might be infected. We talk about the usefulness of anti-virus software and give you the info you need to pick the right one for you. Finally, in my Tip of the Week, I explain why you need more than one account on your computer and how it can help to mitigate and isolate malware attacks.
Lawrence Abrams is the creator and owner of BleepingComputer.com. Lawrence’s area of expertise includes malware research, ransomware, and computer forensics.
For Further Insight:
Web site: BleepingComputer.com
BleepingComputer’s how to remove malware
Windows antivirus software: Malwarebytes, ESET, Emsisoft, Kaspersky
Creating non-admin accounts: Windows or MacOS