Monday, January 30, 2017

RansomFree keeps your PC safe from ransomware

Ransomware is currently one of the nastiest forms of malware, but there's a new tool that promises to keep PCs protected even from unknown ransomware: Cybereason's RansomFree.

Turning on the computer only to find a message stating that our files are inaccessible unless you pay hundreds or thousands of dollars, is something no one should have to face. Besides doing all the things you can do to keep your data safe - backups, backups, backups (and make sure they're safe from such kind of attacks, or you'll just risk having your backups encrypted by the ransomware as well) - you can also consider using RansomFree.

Instead of checking your system for the presence of known malware, RansomFree uses a different tactic: it instead looks for suspicious file access patterns - like a process trying to rewrite hundreds of your personal files -  allowing it to detect not only known ransomware threats, but even future ones as well.

Although I'm not a fan of programs that are continually monitoring what the computer is doing, it is a tool that can be extremely useful for people not really aware of the risks their clicking on internet popups and ads may cause.

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