Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ve probaly heard about things like CryptoLocker, CTB-Locker, TeslaCrypt etc. And It seems this problem is not going away any time soon.
The problem with modern Ransomware
The problem, you may ask, is File-Encrypting ransomware. This ransomware is dangerous becasue it can wreck havock on your personal files & even worse, important business files. Before, ransomware was extremely annoying, however it only locked your screen & left your computer intact. However, ransomware like CryptoLocker allows you to use your computer but encrypts all your personal files. No more cute cat pictures 😦
How you can stop Ransomware
You can stop ransomware in a couple of ways, First there is CryptoPrevent by Foolish IT. However this does not stop tradisional Ransomware, only the fileencryptors. If you want to block all ransomware however, you can use Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware BETA. Keep in mind, that this is beta software and can & will be unstable. It might break some programs. If it does simply add them to the exclusions. (And reinstall them if nessasary.).
When you get CryptoPrevent (if you do) please make sure to get the free version.