Ransomware is a form of malicious malware that targets your private files and demands money for their safe return. Quite often these demands will come with a time limit and the risk of losing your files forever. Below you’ll find a selection of articles to talk you through ransomware, why it’s so dangerous and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.

Mac Ransomware is Real | How to Prevent it & Remove it

Your complete guide to Mac ransomware, how to remove it and what you can do to protect yourself against attack. (Plus a quick story about hot dogs with human faces.)

What all Android Users Need to Know About Ransomware

Your complete guide to Android ransomware and what you can do to protect yourself against attacks.

What is Ransomware: Guide to Protection and Removal

Worried about the next big ransomware attack? Read our guide to learn how to protect yourself against ransomware, or how to remove it if you’ve been infected.

Santa: The greatest malware of all time

Think Santa's all about presents, cookies and milk? Think again. This jolly jelly-belly is ruthlessly spying on everyone. He's the greatest malware of all time.

2017 Petya Ransomware Outbreak — Your Quick Safety Guide

Petya ransomware is back with a vengeance - and we know how to keep you safe from it

Our best ransomware protection is here

AVG now offers advanced ransomware protection for Internet Security users. Ransomware Protection stops any malware from harming your personal photos and files.

WannaCry ransomware: what you need to know

It's been called the worst ransomware attack in history. Here's what you need to know about WannaCry to stay protected, or to recover your files...

The Cost of Ransomware

Ransomware generates millions of dollars in revenue for the criminals that use it. It costs the victims money, time and emotional and psychological damage.

Your money or your data — the ransomware choice

Ransomware encrypts your files and demands payment for the key. Most ransomware arrives via email (though not all) as part of phishing attacks. Don't fall for it!

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