Currently, ransomware is one of the largest cyber security threats, costing individuals and organizations over $1,000,000,000. Ransomware does not discriminate and is becoming even more advanced.
If you are unsure about the threat, we recommend you click “Yes” to stop and clean the threat.
Please note that RansomFree was designed to stop ransomware from encrypting files. That’s why sometimes ransom notes or other visual effects generated by the malicious software, such as a countdown timer, may still appear but will do no harm.
In any case, we recommend you verify your files and ensure that they have not been encrypted. Information about which files were affected, if at all, appears in the RansomFree alert. Encrypted files usually have their file extension (suffix) changed.
If you are hit again by the same type of ransomware already detected by RansomFree, RansomFree will follow your previous actions: if you chose to stop and clean the threat, RansomFree remembers your selection, and will automatically stop its execution again. But, if you chose to let the threat run, RansomFree will stop alerting you (for that specific file) and will let it run again. If you’d like to clear your selections at any time, right-click the RansomFree icon located in the system tray and choose “Clear history.”
RansomFree Version 188.8.131.52 has been updated to detect and prevent the Petya strain of ransomware, as well as other MBR-based ransomware.
You can check for the update by right clicking the Cybereason RansomFree icon in the system tray and choosing “Check for updates”.
We recommend restarting the machine after upgrading to the latest version.