Ransomware is one of the most common forms of cyber-attack occurring currently. It is as scary as it sounds. The attackers target the victim, encrypt their data and ask for ransom amount against the decryption key. Companies of all sizes, as well as many individuals, are being targeted by the attackers. While EUROPOL, Kaspersky, Intel, Netherland Police together made a special web portal NoMoreRansom which helps the victim get out of the situation without paying any ransom, it is always better to prevent ransomware.
Ransomware enters your PC through your web browser, your network or via your email. While the attackers target big companies too, ransomware or crypto malware is a bigger issue for small businesses. Low or no security is the reason. Thankfully Kaspersky has now come up with a new Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home & Business which helps you avoid the attack and protect your machine from crypto-malware and ransomware.
Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool
Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business offers complementary security to protect corporate users from ransomware, It identifies ransomware behavior patterns and protects Windows-based endpoints effectively.
Designed especially for small businesses, this new anti-ransomware tool from Kaspersky is free to download and use. You just need to fill your details like email address, business name, country and phone number to get the download link.
The tool uses Kaspersky’s own security network and databases to scan your PC and detect the threats. It automatically blocks the threats detected.
Kaspersky Anti Ransomware tool is a simple freeware, however, the main overview is plain and does not have much information, except the stats showing the number of threats detected, neutralized, blacklisted/whitelisted and blocked by the tool till now.
Check out Settings. Here you can adjust the settings like the trace level and proxy settings. Also, you can enable or disable the Self-defense button. The tool once downloaded and installed, runs automatically in the background and detects the threats.
Other settings of this free anti-ransomware software allow you to manage the applications on your PC. You can add or remove a program here. This setting also lets you unblock the programs and mark them trusted.
Hardware and Software Requirements
There are some particular hardware and software requirements to run this anti-ransomware tool from Kaspersky. Your machine must have a 100 MB of free disk space and a running internet connection. Other details about the hardware and software requirements are given under the About section.
You can download Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business from the official website. Although it is meant for business users, individuals may use it too.
You might want to also check out Kaspersky Free Antivirus.