RansomFree protects your PC against ransomware

Cybereason RansomFree is perhaps the best software designed to protect your PC from the ransomware growing problem. And it's free.

Cybereason RansomFree anti-ransomware software

Ransomware is a new kind of malware that once it gets into your computer, it’ll begin encrypting everything inside your hard drive. After the encryption completes, you’ll not only be blocked from accessing your device, but the malware will demand you to pay a certain amount of money (ransom) in exchange for a key to decrypt all your personal and business files.

This new kind of malware has been getting a lot of popularity, and it has already affected a large number of businesses and individuals.

Up until now there hasn’t been any security software solution to fight back this new threat successfully, but now a security firm, Cybereason, took up on themselves to get their hands on many ransomware, analyzed their behavior, and built RansomFree to help protect your computer and files.

How RansomFree works

RansomFree is an easy to install application that uses behavioral analysis instead of regular definition updates to protect your computer. Once installed, RansomFree will quietly guard your computer and notify you of any malicious activity suspected to come from a ransomware.

Out-of-the-box the software will suspend any suspicious activity, even if you’re trying to use an encryption software. Then it’s up to you to approve or denied the activity. If you choose not to allow the activity to run, the RansomFree will permanently quarantine the malware.

According to Cybereason, the approach used by RansomFree, you could end up with an average of four file encrypted before the software detects and stops the attack, but in most cases it’ll detect and prevent the ransomware before it even happens.

How to download RansomFree

RansomFree is an easy to install application compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7, including the server versions of Windows.

After installing the software it’ll run quietly on your system without impacting system performance, and there is nothing to configure. In fact, when you launch the program, you won’t find any settings or options.

You can always right-click the RansomFree icon in the notification area to check for updates, pause it from running for an hour, and access some information about the software.

RansomFree prevents, it doesn’t fixed devices already infected

It’s important to note that RansomFree is a ransomware prevention software, meaning that it’s meant to help you protect your personal and business files from getting trapped by the malware.

If your computer gets hit by a ransomware and you don’t have RansomFree already installed on your PC there isn’t much you can do about it. The level of encryption use by ransomware are very sophisticated, and chances are that you may or may not get your files back even if you pay the ransom.

RansomFree is just one piece of the puzzle

Using this new anti-malware software on your computer is just one piece of the puzzle to keep your data safe. You should always keep an up to date backup of all your files and one from your entire computer, so you can quickly recover in case your computer gets hit by the malware.

In addition, you should always keep the operating system and any software with the latest security updates.

You should also never click links or open attachments from an unknown email, and you should never download files or software from untrusted sites, and disable Adobe Flash and Java on any software whenever possible.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.