How to get protected from ransomware infections on your home network with ASUS AiProtection

In event of the recent ransomware attack, ASUS has confirmed the prevention of ransomware via their AiProtection-enabled routers.


3 STEPS TO KEEP RANSOMEWARE ATTACKS OUT OF YOUR HOME NETWORK:

1.      Update Everything!

For maximum protection, it’s important to keep your PC’s operating system and antivirus software up to date. Do it now!

2.      Prevent attacks with ASUS AiProtection


The best way to avoid ransomware is to prevent it reaching your PC in the first place — because once your PC is infected, it’s too late and you’ll need expert help. Preventing attacks like WannaCry is exactly what AiProtection in your ASUS router does! With its commercial-grade intrusion prevention system (IPS), powered by Trend Micro™ Smart Home Network, AiProtection can prevent attacks like WannaCry from taking advantage of vulnerabilities on your network, such as open ports. By checking every single packet of data coming from the internet, AiProtection can detect and block any suspicious attempts to infiltrate your network, protecting all your connected devices. According to Trend Micro, in the last week alone AiProtection has blocked over a million ransomware attacks, so to make sure you’re enjoying full protection, activate AiProtection in your ASUS router — now! Once activated, your ASUS router will check daily for the latest security signatures, ensuring that AiProtection is always up to date.

3.       How to activate and update AiProtection on your ASUS router
Ø  Connect your PC to your router, open any web browser, then go to http://router.com or type in the address 192.168.1.1.

Ø  Click on the AiProtection tab (1), then enable these three features: Malicious Site Blocking, Vulnerability Protection, and Infected Device Prevention and Blocking (2).



Ø  Your router will automatically check for security signature updates daily, but for your peace of mind you can also check manually at any time. To do this, click on the Administration tab (1), then click on the Firmware Upgrade tab (2). Click the Check button (4) next to the Signature Version (3) – this will check for the latest updates.


List of AiProtection-enabled routers available in Singapore:


How Does Ai-Protection works to prevent such ransomware?

With its commercial-grade intrusion prevention system (IPS), powered by Trend Micro™ Smart Home Network, AiProtection can prevent attacks like WannaCry from taking advantage of vulnerabilities on your network, such as open ports.

By checking every single packet of data coming from the internet, AiProtection can detect and block any suspicious attempts to infiltrate your network, protecting all your connected devices.

According to Trend Micro, in the last week alone AiProtection has blocked over a million ransomware attacks, so to make sure you’re enjoying full protection, activate AiProtection in your ASUS router — now! Once activated, your ASUS router will check daily for the latest security signatures, ensuring that AiProtection is always up to date.


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