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How does ransomware work?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system or computer files until a sum of money is paid. Most ransomware variants encrypt files on the affected computer, making them inaccessible, and demand a ransom payment to restore access. Learn more about the ransomware recovery methods available and the pros and cons of paying the ransom before deciding how to recover your files.