Ransomware is similar to other malware in that it installs itself on a computer and runs in the background without the user’s knowledge. But unlike malware that hides and steals valuable information, ransomware doesn’t hide. As soon as it has locked a user’s machine and/or encrypted files, it notifies the user of its presence to make the ransom demand.
CryptoLocker and its variants, collectively known as ransomware, continuously target new verticals and find fresh victims. Next Generation Antivirus (AV) can’t detect behaviors that signal a ransomware attack. The best way to defeat malware like Locky or TorrentLocker is through next-gen AV that allows you to stop more attacks, see every threat, and close all the gaps.
Carbon Black Defense provides the most complete protection against ransomware attacks.
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