Acronis True Image 2018 includes anti-ransomware protection
August 22, 2017 – 12:02 | Comments Off on Acronis True Image 2018 includes anti-ransomware protection
Acronis True Image 2018 includes anti-ransomware protection

Backing up your files is essential, especially with the rise of ransomware. No business user can afford to be without their important data, even if some are securely stored in the cloud. By backing up …

Detect, block and even undo ransomware damage with AppCheck
May 25, 2017 – 13:27 | Comments Off on Detect, block and even undo ransomware damage with AppCheck
Detect, block and even undo ransomware damage with AppCheck

AppCheck Anti-Ransomware is a free-for-personal-use Windows application which aims to detect ransomware-type behaviour and blocks any threat it finds.
The program includes an unusual file protection component which automatically backs up at-risk files before they can …

Detect and block Mac ransomware with Little Flocker
February 19, 2017 – 04:32 | Comments Off on Detect and block Mac ransomware with Little Flocker
Detect and block Mac ransomware with Little Flocker

Windows ransomware may make all the headlines, but other platforms are vulnerable too. The first Mac ransomware was uncovered last year, and it’s only a matter of time before the next one strikes.
Little Flocker ($19.95) …

RansomFree keeps your PC safe from ransomware
December 20, 2016 – 07:12 | Comments Off on RansomFree keeps your PC safe from ransomware
RansomFree keeps your PC safe from ransomware

Cybereason has released RansomFree, a free anti-ransomware tool for Windows.
The program uses behaviour monitoring to watch your system for ransomware-like actions, detecting and suspending any malicious process once encryption starts.

Stop ransomware infecting your MBR with MBRFilter
October 21, 2016 – 10:42 | Comments Off on Stop ransomware infecting your MBR with MBRFilter
Stop ransomware infecting your MBR with MBRFilter

Cisco’s Talos Group has released MBRFilter, a Windows disk filter which prevents malware overwriting a drive’s Master Boot Record (MBR).
This can stop some ransomware variants – Petya, Satana – from installing and taking full control …

SBGuard Anti-Ransomware is a one-click malware blocker
August 30, 2016 – 04:16 | Comments Off on SBGuard Anti-Ransomware is a one-click malware blocker
SBGuard Anti-Ransomware is a one-click malware blocker

Australian backup vendor Sydneybackups has released SBGuard Anti-Ransomware 1.3.0, claiming it “protects your Windows PC against all known Ransomware malware, such as CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, TeslaCrypt, CryptoXXX, CTB-Locker, Zepto and many others”.
How does it work? According …

Restore access to your PC with Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker
August 20, 2016 – 05:18 | Comments Off on Restore access to your PC with Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker
Restore access to your PC with Trend Micro Ransomware Screen Unlocker

With so much attention focused on the file encrypting-type ransomware it’s easy to forget the simpler variety, which pops up when your PC boots and won’t allow access to your system until you pay up.
Even …

Build your own ransomware blocker with NoVirusThanks File System Protector
June 16, 2016 – 03:54 | Comments Off on Build your own ransomware blocker with NoVirusThanks File System Protector
Build your own ransomware blocker with NoVirusThanks File System Protector

Constantly in the headlines, ransomware is the menace of the moment, and even the best antivirus engines can’t guarantee to keep you safe.
NoVirusThanks File System Protector can help by restricting access to particular folders and …

Stop ransomware accessing your files with Privacy Fence
May 19, 2016 – 11:01 | Comments Off on Stop ransomware accessing your files with Privacy Fence
Stop ransomware accessing your files with Privacy Fence

Privacy Fence is a free tool which aims to prevent untrusted applications from accessing your data, blocking threats like ransomware before they can do any harm.
The program starts by building a list of protected file …

Emsisoft launches ransomware decrypter page
May 16, 2016 – 07:55 | Comments Off on Emsisoft launches ransomware decrypter page
Emsisoft launches ransomware decrypter page

If your files have been scrambled by malware then a decrypter may be able to save the day– but you’ll need to find it, first.
Emsisoft has announced its own Decrypter page, a single source where …

Identify the ransomware that’s encrypted your data
April 15, 2016 – 10:14 | Comments Off on Identify the ransomware that’s encrypted your data
Identify the ransomware that’s encrypted your data

It’s no secret that the best way to deal with ransomware is to avoid getting infected in the first place, and tools like BDAntiRansomware, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware and WinAntiRansom can do a lot to keep you …