Microsoft has added some basic editing features to change a PDF file within its Edge web browser. Features include adding text and markings, and erasing changes. PDF file changes are visible once the Save button is clicked. More information is available at the FAQ page.
Major web browsers have removed support for FTP (File Transfer Protocol) for security reasons. This includes:
FileZilla is an open-source option available for FTP servers.
The No More Ransom project website has free decryption tools for many known ransomware types. Avast Decryption Tools, Trend Micro Decryptor, and ID Ransomware are other websites that can help victims of ramsomware. A list of antivirus software providers for Windows may be found here.
The FBI does not recommend making a payment to remove ransomware.
The United States Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has a site with tips on how to prevent ransomware attacks.
Google Chrome comes with Chrome Cleanup, a web browser feature that creates alerts when it detects unwanted software and allows the user to remove the software and return Chrome to its default settings.
If a decryption tool is not found, one option is to replace the hard drive and operating system and save the locked drive offline. A decryption tool for the ransomware strain may become available months later to free the data at that point.
Opera is currently testing its free VPN service in its Opera for Android browser. Free VPN is currently available for the Windows and Mac desktop versions of Opera for extra privacy when browsing the web, and it is especially useful when connected to public Wi-Fi networks.