Windows 10 Security: How to Protect Your Files from Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer files by encryption. A hacker will request a sum of money to be paid to get your files back.

In Windows Defender Security Center app, you can enable Controlled folder access by clicking the shield icon and toggling on Controlled folder access. This will help protect Windows system folders and default locations such as Documents, Pictures, Movies, and Desktop.