Can RansomFree Protect You Against Ransomware?

20012126873_c644607795_b
Credits: Christiaan Colen

 

According to ZDNet, the cost of Ransomware hit $1 billion in 2016. Businesses and unsuspecting users were hit with popular ransomware such as Locky and Crylocker and found themselves locked out of their own systems. Many of those affected by ransomware found themselves paying large sums of money to salvage their business critical documents and even then there was no guarantee the user would regain control of their system.

When it comes to ransomware no one is safe. Most ransomware attacks target machines through the use of phishing, advertisements and downloads. Now you might think that having the latest anti-virus updates and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) in place will protect you…your wrong! Of course these solutions are still relevant but they work on protecting systems using signatures and we can only write signatures based on what we know already, so when it comes to proactively protecting your systems, they often fall down against zero days. We then have the ‘User’ who is considered the weakest link in the network, how do we protect against ransomware then?

Now this may not be the answer to all your questions but recently I came across a potential ransomware solution that can proactively protect against ransomware.

A company called Cybereason have released a software called RansomFree that can proactively protect against ransomware. The software does this by monitoring computer processes for unusual behavior, whereas traditional anti-virus solutions rely on signatures. RansonFree will prompt you if it finds unexpected behavior and will ask you if you have requested to encrypt files before the process is allowed to take place. RansomFree can also remove the threats from your device ensuring nothing is kept lingering and it does this all for FREE, hence the name.

Although this seems to be a new product, Cybereason have done a pretty good job convincing the world that this software can protect against ransomware, what do you think? Take a look at the video and let me know your thoughts and you can read more about RansomFree here.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.