NotPetya Malware Strikes, Everything You Need to Know

Lawrence Abrams is the creator and CEO of Bleeping Computer, and he and I delve into the latest malware sweeping the globe called NotPetya (among other things). The supposed ransomware appears to be just plain mean, destroying all the data on your hard drive whether you pay the ransom or not. We’ll tell you what you need to know, including how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you might be infected. We talk about the usefulness of anti-virus software and give you the info you need to pick the right one for you. Finally, in my Tip of the Week, I explain why you need more than one account on your computer and how it can help to mitigate and isolate malware attacks.

Lawrence Abrams is the creator and owner of Lawrence’s area of expertise includes malware research, ransomware, and computer forensics.

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Further Reading:
BleepingComputer’s how to remove malware
Windows antivirus software: Malwarebytes, ESET, Emsisoft, Kaspersky
Creating non-admin accounts: Windows or MacOS

Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.