Column: What is RansomFree, tips to protect against ransomware …

Q: Have you heard of RansomFree from Cybereason and would you recommend it?

“Ransomware” is malware that attempts to gain access to your computer with the intent of locking you out of your own personal files and demanding a ransom to unlock them. As the threat of ransomware grows, utilities that are specifically designed to protect users from becoming a victim are hitting the market.

The level of encryption being used by current versions of ransomware is so sophisticated that your only options are to pay the ransom or lose everything if you don’t have a separate off-site backup.

What RansomFree does

The company that created this free tool examined the process that most of the known ransomware attacks follow and created special folders and files known as a “honeypot”

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