The common method of spreading ransomware is by tricking you that the malware author tries to play on. This is usually by e-mail, but it could be a malicious ad on a web page or a web page. The trick is usually some attachment or a link to a document, picture or video. Microsoft Office files, PDFs and multimedia files can all be the carriers for the ransomware program. Once you click, the ransomware finds your files on the computer and encrypts them. Then it demands a ransom if you want them back.
The best way to avoid it
Don’t click links or open attachments in an e-mail, unless you know who sent it. Even then, consider contacting the person to see if they really did send it. Be careful with email links like “click this patch” for Adobe, Flash and some other common tools – chances are that it could be a malware. If you want an Adobe patch, go to the adobe site and get it yourself.Malvertising may become a popular method of spreading rasonware