As ransomware attacks become more frequent and target computer users at global level, security companies strive to provide robust solutions to effectively fight against such malware. While one of the "weapons" could be informative campaigns to deliver guidance for Internet users, another is dedicated applications that can detect and block file encryption attempts.
ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware promises to provide on-going protection against ransomware attacks by analyzing the entire activity on your computer and detecting suspicious components or actions. Its goal is to deliver a proactive blocking system against ransomware threats without interfering with the local antivirus system. In other words, it ensures compatibility with all major antivirus software.
Once installed on your PC, ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware enforces an additional security shield that keeps ransomware at bay. The application blocks any malicious attempt to encrypt files or even the PC itself, which turns it into a reliable weapon against this kind of threat.
Its main window is simple and only displays your computer's current security status. You will notice that it also runs in the system tray and, from the tray menu, you can turn anti-ransomware protection off, although that is not advisable.
Any file that got to be encrypted during a potential ransomware attack is restored by ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware. As the behavior of a ransomware trojan is easily recognizable, the application promises to handle zero-day attacks with high efficiency as well. Nevertheless, it's always a good idea to create periodical data backups, use a permanent security solution and pay a close attention to potentially dangerous websites and the packages your are downloading from the Internet.