Although there are programs to protect against ransomware, the best option still remains back up your files & make system images.
Hoping to stop ransomware in its tracks, security firm Cybereason announced a new anti-malware security program on Monday called RansomFree.It’s still early days for anti-ransomware solutions. Malwarebytes ran a beta earlier in 2016 for an anti-ransomware program, and advertises Malwarebytes 3.0 as capable of fighting this type of malware.
But Cybereason believes RansomFree has what it takes to lead the charge against ransomware. The desktop program for Windows 7 and up (as well as Windows Server versions 2008 R2 and 2012) uses behavioral analysis instead of regularly updated malware definitions to fight the bad programs. Cybereason took a look at all the ransomware it could find, and analyzed the programs for common characteristics. It then built a program to monitor for those behaviors.
RansomFree is the free program that protects your PC against ransomware | PCWorldRansomFree is a free download for home users directly from Cybereason’s site. The installation's fairly anti-climactic. It alerts you that the program placed some specially constructed files on your system that help RansomFree do its job.