I cannot stress this enough BACK. UP. YOUR. FILES. OFFLINE!
Ransomware stops when you stop paying and do these few simple steps to stay safe.
- Backup your files
- Don’t click on dodgy links
- Keep a record of your passwords in a password manager.
- Research Anti-virus (sometimes your built-in firewall maybe enough.
- Use a secure email provider.
Depending on what type of ransomware it is, you maybe able to decrypt your files without paying the ransom. https://noransom.kaspersky.com/