A new virus that encrypts your computer files and demands $10.99 for a key to unlock your data arrived last month. Dubbed “Ransom-A, “the best way to avoid getting infected is to keep your anti-virus software up to date and to scan your system regularly. Learn more about ransomware at Yahoo! News.

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