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If you are still concerned that your files are being blocked by Ransomware, Windows 10 users have the ability to fight it and ensure that their files are never blocked by any of these malicious codes. Microsoft offers a file recovery feature that allows you to recover these locked files when using Windows 10, OneDrive and Windows Defender Antivirus.
First introduced for Office Premium users, including home and personal subscribers, Files Restore is now available for your personal account OneDrive from Windows 10 v1803. It offers the ability to recover files from malicious attacks such as ransom and new tools to preserve the security and confidentiality of your data.
How OneDrive File Restore
The first step is to backup your files to OneDrive. If that’s not all, make sure the most important files are stored on OneDrive. The second step is to use Windows Defender as the primary antivirus solution. It is no longer a small program, but highly integrated into Windows 10 and can even remove malicious code in safe mode.
Restore locked Ransomware files
If a Ransomware threat is found on your device, Windows Defender will inform you of the risk, help you remove the Ransomware from your device and give you the ability to use OneDrive Files Restore to restore your OneDrive files to the state they were in before the attack.
The date and time Windows Defender detected the attack is preselected in File Recovery, making the process simple and easy to use. Once Windows Defender has removed ransomware from your device, you can start recovering OneDrive files by clicking the notification.
When you click on the notification, you will be redirected to the OneDrive online account. Go to Options > Restore OneDrive, then select a timeline where you think a problem has occurred. OneDrive also provides data when Windows Defender detects the problem, making it easy to select the recovery date.
The tool allows you to drag through file changes to get an idea of when something would have gone wrong, as you can see in the image above. Then you decide to restore. You may need to uninstall OneDrive from your computer and then reinstall it for best results.
This feature will be extended to all users of the Windows 10 April 2018 update in the coming days.
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