Fake Windows Updates (Hidden Ransomware)
Hackers have been increasingly sending emails that instruct readers to install urgent Windows OS updates. The emailsÂ trick readers into installing the â€œlatestâ€ Windows updates, which are actually ransomwareÂ â€˜.exeâ€™ files in disguise.
The ransomware contained in these emails is known as â€œCyborgâ€. It encrypts all of your files and programs andÂ demands a ransom paymentÂ to un-encrypt the files.
Unfortunately, many email service providers and basic antivirus software arenâ€™t able to detect and block these emails. This is whyÂ you must be using an antivirusÂ that provides proper internet security, protecting you from dangerous emails.