How do criminals install ransomware?
Ransomware is usually installed when you open a malicious email attachment or when you click a malicious link in an email message or instant message or on a social networking site or other website. Ransomware can even be installed when you visit a malicious website.Information courtesy of Microsoft.

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1. How do criminals install ransomware?
2. Can the State’s Attorney’s Office or local law enforcement help me get back into my computer?
3. My personal/business computer has been locked and I am being asked to pay to unlock it. What should I do?
4. What is ransomware?
5. How do I avoid ransomware?
6. What should I do if I have ransomware on my computer?
7. Will the State’s Attorney’s Office prosecute the criminals that locked my computer?
8. Should I pay the ransom?
9. What should I do if I am a victim of ransomware?