Ransomware can attack and infect your Windows PC. But this is only the beginning of the nightmare. As ransomware infects your system, it begins to encrypt your important files, pictures and documents. It uses very strong encryption cipher which is impossible to break even in decades. Once the encryption is complete, it demands ransom money from the victim in order to decrypt them. This is perhaps one of the worst things that can happen to any individual or any organization.
Other than keeping regular backups of your important files and installing a really good security software like ESET Antivirus, you can also use third party software FileProtection for protecting your important documents. FileProtection makes it very difficult to make changes or delete your protected files.
After the installation, it adds a new context menu entry to the Windows File Explorer. You can right-click on any file in the File Explorer and then select Protect file from the right-click menu.
As soon as this step is taken, the selected file is protected against any changes. Now if any process tries to modify this protected file, Windows will show the UAC prompt and you will have to supply the administrator password. If you do not have administrator account and are using the standard user account, then you can set password protection for any file from the FileProtection interface.
Any of the files that have been protected by FileProtection display a small red dot on their icons to indicate that they are protected. If you want to remove the protection from a file then you can right-click on that file and then select Unprotect file from the menu.
While FileProtection provides only a small degree of protection against ransomware attacks, it can work really well with mainstream security software and give you more control over deletion and modification of your important files.
You can download FileProtection from https://reuschtools.com/fipro/fiproe.html.