Acronis released a new, free, standalone application called Acronis Ransomware Protection. The new application uses Active Protection technology based on Cloud AI.
This is a very smart marketing initiative for Acronis. Who would not want a free anti-ransomware tool if it's good?
It can be used alongside existing backups and anti-virus products on Windows systems.
Lightweight (20MB) software Acronis Ransomware Protection runs in the background and, according to the development company, monitors your system's real-time processes to automatically detect and stop any ransomware attacks.
When it detects a malicious process, it blocks it and notifies the user with a popup window. The standalone application also facilitates the immediate recovery of infected files.
Acronis reports that the software uses heuristic behaviors supported by engineering learning models that are produced by analyzing hundreds of thousands of malicious and legitimate processes in its infrastructure Acronis Cloud AI.
According to the company, the application is effective for all kinds of circulating ransomware, including those that are not circulating (zero-day attacks). This makes Acronis application much more effective than other solutions that detect signature-based malware.
The new application can be backed up to cloud and any user can have 5GB for free at Acronis Cloud.
You can use one simulator ransomware from RanSim to test the software.
Acronis Ransomware Protection is compatible with Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, and 10.
Download it software from here, no registration required.