How to Use Free Anti-Ransomware Tools to Protect Your Computer

Ransomware can be defined as a technique used by hackers that locks you out of your own system (or encrypts your files) and payment to them is required if you want to access your device or files. Ransomware creators usually include lots of threats and they are highly knowledgeable in computer programming. Your computer can get the infection through an email attachment or if you visit a website already infected with this malware. These malicious scripts can be hidden under the form of a browser plug-in, a multimedia codec, or a free online malware scanning tool. Once your computer gets the infection, at the next restart you won’t be able to access your system.

Is there any way to prevent my computer from getting infected with Ransomware?

There are a few steps you can take to reduce the chances of your computer getting infected with Ransomware:

  • Keep your antivirus and other security software updated.
  • Always update the operating system of your computer so that you can get the new security features added by your OS provider.
  • Do not download any suspicious email attachment or any browser plug-in.
  • Avoid visiting unsafe and suspicious websites.
  • Backup all your data on a server or any external storage device that does not have access to the internet so that you will not lose important data if any such attacks happen.

Ransomware can be easily recognized by using an anti-ransomware tool. There are a lot of tools available that can help you to detect and remove the Ransomware. These tools will help protect your system and recover your data as soon as possible.

There are two different methods used by Ransomware. The first type, commonly called screen-locker ransomware, locks your screen and prevents users from accessing the system. The other type, crypto-ransomware, encrypts files which can not be accessed until the “ransom” is paid. Following are free anti-ransomware tools that will detect and remove the various types of ransomware.

Trend Micro™ Ransomware Screen Unlocker Tool:

This tool can fix the screen-locker ransomware. First you need to run this tool on a non-infected computer which will copy the necessary files to a USB flash drive.

Next, connect the USB flash drive to the infected computer and boot from USB. Once the computer is booted, simply login and this tool will automatically load and troubleshoot your system. After displaying a list of scan results, it will give you an option to fix the problems.

You can download it from here:


BitDefender Anti-Ransomware:

BitDefender Anti-Ransomware is next-gen security software to protect your system. It allows users to block any malware or file encryption attempts. This tool automatically blocks CryptoWall’s all encryption methods by tracking its actions. It does not require any complicated configuration. Once you launch the software, it will start the work without interfering with your work. This software provides multiple layer security that provides complete protection, detects the problem, and fixes it as well.

It works as a vaccination tool and protects your system from different ransomware like CTB-Locker, Locky, Pertya, etc.

You can download it from here:


Cybereason RansomFree 

This is a user-friendly tool that provides protection from 99% of ransomware strains that demand a ransom in order to release your data. These infections restrict you from using your system and accessing your files. This software detects and blocks ransomware on the basis of their behavior. It is a lightweight and free utility tool.

You can download it from here:

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