In order to remain protected from Ransomware, you must follow basic steps:
DO ensure Antivirus is updated on your PC/laptop.
DO ensure your operating system patches are updated on your system.
DO ensure you have copy of backup of data files stored on your personal system and backup is stored on external media and not on the same computer.
DO NOT click on the URL links contained in unsolicited e-mail.
DO NOT click on links and open e-mail attachments without verification of legitimacy of source, even though it may appear to have sent from known source / e-mail id.
DO NOT open e-mail attachments having file extension as .exe / pif / tmp / url / vb / vbe / scr / reg / cer / pst / cmd/ com / bat / dll / dat / hlp / hta / js.
DO NOT enable macros under any circumstance and immediately delete such suspicious emails, asking you to enable macros.
DO NOT download any unauthorized software
What to do if Ransomware locked your system :
Remove network cable immediately from your system and isolate the system, please do not switch off / power off your system
The typical way to protect yourself from ransomware:
Don’t clicking on a web link or downloading an attachment from email that is infected with the virus.
You should always double check the source and refrain from opening unknown attachments.
a web link from your skype account also or any source.
Stay cautious! Stay safe!