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Best 7 Antiransomware Software - December 2019

List of top 7 Antiransomware Software - December 2019

Trend Micro RansomBuster
Free

Available on

Key Features

  • Decrypting tools
  • Auto updates
  • Intelligent defense

Trend Micro RansomBuster is a rather simple app that can protect your folders from ransomware and other harmful software. In order to protect one of your folders, you have to add this folder to the protected list of Trend Micro RansomBuster. After that, the added folder will constantly be under protection. Also, this app supports auto updates, so every time the vendor will release an update the app will download it and install without disturbing the user.
A smart move from Trend Micro is adding the decryption tool to the RansomBuster. This feature allows users to easily gain access to the information in the folder that was encrypted. If users ever forget what folders did he add to the protected list he can check out the settings menu, all protected folders are displayed there. It is a downside that users can’t create a backup copy of this list. Gladly the interface of the app is simple and handy, you can access all features in one or two clicks, without looking into the user manual.
Intellectual defense feature allows popular, trusted apps to access protected folders, so Trend Micro RansomBuster will not cause inconvenience in day to day work.

Pros:

  • Crypto locker defense
  • Nice interface
  • Decrypting tool

Cons:

  • Only one language
  • No backup copy feature
  • No scanning available
AppCheck
Free
$ 24.99AppCheck Pro

Available on

Key Features

  • Cloud component
  • Antiransomware Shelter
  • Cleaner

Appcheck is a rather small software tool that weights about 30 MB. After the streamlined installation process user is greeted with a simple interface and a quite rich set of features, for a free version, such as quarantine, detection logs, event logs, anti-ransomware guard, exploit guard, cleaner, whitelist. A major advantage of the Appcheck free version is that there are no ads. Regarding its main task- protecting you from ransomware it does great, even more than you would want. During our test, it did block all of the Ransome software but also it did block the archive app with a gzip algorithm. New users of this anti-ransomware tool can find a bit it a bit difficult to find some guidance because there is such menu item as Help, and when user even discovers that there is a help menu when you press on the logo and then on “Any question? Visit here” you are redirected to the help page, but it is on Korean.

Pros:

  • Rich free version
  • Real-time protection
  • Low requirements of system resources

Cons:

  • No help available
  • No popup explanation
  • No custom scan
Acronis Ransomware Protection
Free

Available on

Key Features

  • Cloud backup
  • System checking
  • Remove threats

Acronis Ransomware Protection free has a rather limited number of features but all of them are aimed to analyze and diagnose your system in order to find all suspicious software that can read, block or steal your precious information. Everything is simple and minimalistic, but everything that is necessary is present, all of your settings are saved in your personal profile and if you need some consulting there is a great help center with live chat and extensive documentation.
As an additional feature, there is a possibility to create a backup copy of any of your files and folders that will be stored in the Acronis Cloud Service, this feature will improve your level of security and protect you from so unwanted data loss. The real-time protection service is on guard of your information at all time and it does a pretty good job, it did block all of our thirteen test threats.
A major benefit of the Acronis Ransomware Protection is that it is free, this point covers up for not so wide range of features.

Pros:

  • Free version
  • Real-time protection
  • Back-up in the cloud

Cons:

  • Only 5 GB available for back-up storage
  • A small number of available settings
  • No additional features
Heilig Defense RansomOff
Free

Available on

Key Features

  • Password protection
  • Heuristics algorithms
  • Folder protection

Heilig Defense RansomOff standouts because its anti-ransomware algorithms are based on heuristics. In other words, it is judging every program on your PC based on its behavior. Keep in mind that this software doesn’t replace classic antivirus.
During the installation of this anti-ransomware tool, we recommend selecting advanced and simple mode with various available functional. Also, a great point is that you can create a restore point an enable MBR protection. A strange thing that it doesn't really allow to change the installation directory, so it will be installed in Program files. The installation process is complicated by the fact that you have to manually select the folder where your antivirus is installed and add Heilig Defense to the white list of installed antivirus. A bit annoying is that installed will force you to reboot your PC whenever you like it or not. However, this cannot beat the major advantage Heilig Defense RansomOff is free.
If you are a new user and in need of some help and tips you may have a hard time using this app, there is no offline help, no popup tips, and no live support, only online help manual.
App lockdown feature allows you to limit access to any installed program on your PC. Since the user had a chance to create a restore point during the installation they can go back to that state by using the Backup and restore features.
Using a quite stylish menu users have access to a handful of other features like import/export of user settings, network managing, alerts settings, and others.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Real-time protection
  • Folder Protection

Cons:

  • No link for help in the program
  • No popup tips
  • No scan
NeuShield
Free
$ 39.99Single License
$ 99.99Multi-License
$ 159.99Family Pack

Available on

Key Features

  • Data protection matrix
  • Boot sectors protection
  • Advanced logging capabilities

NeuShield Data Sentinel Free is a free anti-ransomware protection tool with some unique solutions and features. First and on the major advantages of this solution is that it is free and yet it brings a level of security and interesting design decisions. The curious feature that is present in the NeuShield Data Sentinel is the Zero-Day Threat data protection, this feature protects the most important files of the user from ransomware, from being encrypted, damaged, or deleted by harmful software. The visualization of a detected threat really surprised us, it resembles a matrix that changes its color when something is detected.
The installation process of this anti-ransomware tool is quite simple but it could be even simpler, there are some unnecessary steps. Some users may find using this app difficult because there is only one language supported - English. One of the additional features is the ability to restore the state of the desktop and My Documents folder to the state when the app was installed. However, this restoring process may cause the loss of some files.
Also, seeing the MBR protection feature is always a good sign, because if there is some damage done to that part of the hard drive then new users will not be able to turn on their PC’s at all. There is a handful of other useful features such as anti-wiper protection - it defends your hard drive from low-level access, APT & Targeted Threat Data Integrity Protection - gives an additional layer of defense for the most important parts of your OS. As a bonus, there is a great logging feature, the log file is saved in a zip archive on the desktop, but, the logs itself may be useful only to the advanced users. However, we must note that this anti-ransomware app didn’t pass our tests as it should have. Somehow it didn’t notice our test harmful software and ignored it.

Pros:

  • Data protection matrix unique feature
  • MBR protection
  • Files Malware detection Protection

Cons:

  • No manual scan available
  • Unexpected results after recovery procedure
  • Lack of settings
AbelsSoft Antiransomware
Free
$ 16.68Abelsoft AntiRansomware - 12

Available on

Key Features

  • Customizable notifications
  • Email notifications
  • Real-time protection

Abelsoft AntiRansomware is an interesting free tool designed to protect your PC from ransomware. After a streamlined installation process, the user will be asked to input his name and to verify his email. Curious point is that this app can be downloaded for free, as a trial version with limited functionality. It would be good to have a full version to try out. Users can switch between three languages: English, German, and Portuguese.
A stand-out feature of Abelsoft AntiRansomware is its auto protection tool. It constantly checks the running processes on your PC and if some malware or ransomware manages to shut down the defense systems of Abelsoft AntiRansomware it will reboot the machine automatically. However, this action may cause a loss of user data.
A big downside is that the mentioned app did not pass any of our tests, so it ignored all of our test ransomware software.

Pros:

  • Automatic updates
  • Email notifications
  • Ability to turn off animations to improve performance

Cons:

  • No help available
  • No popup explanation
  • No custom scan
$ 35.001 PC
$ 128.004 PCs
$ 261.009 PCs

Available on

Shadow Defender is an easy-to-use security solution (for Windows operating systems) that protects your PC/laptop real environment against malicious activities and unwanted changes. Shadow Defender can run your system in a virtual environment called 'Shadow Mode'. 'Shadow Mode' redirects each system change to a virtual environment with no change to your real environment.

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