Grandparents Day: Ransom-Proof Your Family’s Mementos

Happy Grandparents Day!

After all the love they have dedicated to you, this is a great opportunity to appreciate and express how you are thankful to your grandparents.

Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day in the United States. It is an observance and not a public holiday.

On this day, people usually take kind actions such as making a longer phone call or inviting their grandparents for dinner. People living in retirement villages or nursing homes may receive a visit from their grandchildren or loved ones. Many school students take part in story-telling activities that relate to their grandparents, as well as art or poster competitions where children often use a story about their grandparents in their artwork.

What should you buy to your grandparents? You could get them socks (again), a nice book, a fancy hat or… what about ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware? Instead of going to the mall or shopping online for a trendy present, give them the #1 solution to preserve what most of them most care about: their mementos. Yes, all those photos, letters, drawings, videos and everything else that you have scanned and digitized for them.

For an older person, ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware can be a blessing. Why? ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware protects home PCs against cyber extortion by adding a critical layer of protection to safeguard your grandparents against fast-evolving ransomware such as WannaCry and Petya, working alongside installed anti-virus software.

Although it would be remiss to suggest that all elderly people struggle with technology, there is no denying that a huge swathe of them are not really familiar with the latest tools get protected. Therefore, express you love to them by helping them protect old family photos and even their favorite music library, all running a high risk to fall victim to cyber criminals.

Sometimes people, including many naive grandpas and grandmas, fall into the trap of not taking the steps to protect their PCs. They tend to think along the lines of: ‘I just use the computer for Facebook’, or ‘for Skyping the kids’, as if using the computer for simple tasks will somehow cause it to be overlooked by a virus. Or even if they pay attention to the news stories about the attacks, they may see them as remote threats: ‘A rogue state or criminal gang would not target me’. And the problem is that statement is true; they do not target you alone. They target everyone who leaves their computer’s ‘door’ open.

Ransomware attacks can easily bypass traditional antivirus software to blackmail unsuspecting users. It’s a very real threat to home PC users, who do not have access to enterprise-grade security systems. These cyber attacks have cost billions of dollars in damages. With ransomware attacks becoming more widespread, it’s critical for users to defend themselves with a dedicated tool powerful enough to protect their PCs and precious files from being seized and held hostage by hackers.

Over 90 million people worldwide trust ZoneAlarm to protect their PCs and mobile devices with powerful anti-ransomware, antivirus software, firewall and additional virus protection solutions. Our internet security tools are designed with people’s cyber safety in mind, while using industry-leading solutions.

Indeed one of the most touted benefits of ZoneAlarm is its security. Provide full safety to your loved ones. Make ransomware one less thing for your grandparents to worry about.

Have a happy and safe Grandparents Day!

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