Even though we use antivirus software and programs for our devices and systems, no antivirus tool can be 100% secure. One of the biggest common issues faced by home users, businesses, and enterprises is the ransomware. It is highly difficult to fight with it, but not impossible remember.
Ransomware infection is something that scans for specific file extensions in your system and encrypts the files by locking them and the user can’t be able to open them until he/she pays the ransom amount which is usually in the form of bitcoins.
Now let us know about some strong antivirus tools that have the ability to protect your system from these ransomware attacks.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017
This tool has won the Best Virus detection award continuously for six years. It protects the system files, documents, pictures, music and videos from any unauthorized attacks.
Overall, it is a great tool to defend your system from any such attacks.
Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security 2017
While the earlier tool focuses on protecting some specific files and folders, this program moves forward and prevents the modification of folders, behavioral analysis, file backup, restoring. It even has a hotline number that anyone can call.
Avast Free Antivirus 2017
It is one of the best free antivirus programs available. It has various features like scanning of active malware, behavior-based detection, blocking of malicious URLs and much more.
This one cannot be better than the previous tools which protect from ransom attacks but is much better than an unsecured system.
This is a free tool that you can use alongside your existing virus security solution for protecting your system from ransom attacks. It places bait files in the locations where the ransom attackers often begin the encryption process.
Microsoft EMET is the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit that offers some extra layer of protection for the Windows users. It is not a magic wand, but it is designed to disrupt some of the most common attacks.
Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool
It is a free tool and works completely like the other ransom attack blocking tools as we discussed earlier. This tool runs in the background protecting your system from any kind of malicious activity, monitors your system’s behavioral patterns.