The issue of security in the computing world has been in existence for long. It recently took a worse turn with the entry of ransomware into the ever-growing list of malicious software on the planet. This group of viruses is arguably the worst in existence. After infecting a computer, the program encrypts all the data on the hard drive and demands for a ransom payment in Bitcoin. Variants of this type of viruses include TeslaCrypt, Locky, Petya, and CTB-Locker. This program does an excellent job of providing proactive protection from this virulent malware. It provides a non-intrusive method of preventing these programs from encrypting your files.
The program uses digital vaccination technology to prevent infection of the system. Cybercriminals have no intention to infect a system twice as the drive may be impossible to unlock after receiving a double payload. So, the virus checks for a certain file and bypasses the system if it exists. This program does an excellent job of presenting the inoculated system as already infected, thereby avoiding the attack. This program is effective in preventing four variants of ransomware. However, it is essential to back up your files consistently and keep your computer updated with the latest patches always.
Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in antivirus category and is available to all software users as a free download.