Ransomware is a vicious type of malware. Once it lands on a system, it begins to encrypt business or personal files on the hard drive. After the task finishes, the program demands money from the victim, usually in the form of Bitcoin. Typically, once the ransom is paid the malware assists with the decryption process to release your files—but not always. In many cases ransomware deleted files despite taking ransom.
RansomFree is designed for consumers and small businesses, however, this software can be installed on any Windows PC. RansomFree is the first and only free anti-ransomware tool designed to detect and stop 99 percent of ransomware from encrypting files. The software uses behavioural and proprietary deception techniques to target the core behaviours typical of ransomware attacks. In addition, unlike traditional antivirus solutions, Cybereason’s RansomFree solution can target a broad variety of advanced ransomware strains, including fileless ransomware. Once RansomFree detects ransomware attempting to encrypt files, the consumer is notified with a pop-up window that notifies them about a suspicious file that they can either block or enable. Currently, it is available for PCs running Windows 7, 8, and 10 as well as Windows Server 2010 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2.