If cybercriminals deny me access to my critical systems and data via ransomware, should I pay the ransom?
There are a few things you could try in hopes that you are affected by a “not so powerful” ransomware.
- Safe Mode with Networking
- Safe mode
- Safe mode with command prompt
Use these platforms to see if you can back up the data. Rarely, ransomwares do not work in safe mode as they don’t block the screen. In that case you can get all the data you need and you can simply reformat your hard drive.
If this does not work, and if your data is important you might have to do your bidding and pay the person.