As there are so much fuss and hassle going on about ransomware, we thought to discuss a little about the background.
A biologist of Harvard-trained evolutionist discovered the first ransomware. It was back in 1989 and was known then as the PC Cyborg.
One of the visible and biggest reasons why the cyber world is all cry for help because of ransomware is the loss of millions and millions of dollars paid as ransom to retrieve data and information.
According to a renowned source, around $1 billion were lost in ransomware this year by different businesses and companies and around 48.3% of users were attacked by encryption ransomware last year.
Ransomware Inspector/Manager & Elimination Tackles and Gears:
1. ID Ransomware
2. No More Ransom
3. Spyware Scanner
4. Trend Micro
The effectiveness of removal depends on the software used. It mainly depends on:
– Whether the malware can be destroyed or not.
– If the malware is somewhat destroyed while some of it remains, will it come back/ re-live to infest your documents?
– the amount of data that the app will use.
– The number of files; whether it’s one giant file or in different bits and pieces for different types of ransomware present in your computer.
The effectiveness of removal software:
There is never one solution for something, but two or sometimes quite a few. The more active a solution is, the more it is used by the operators working to remove the problem. In the case of ransomware, here are a few ‘removers’ that work efficiently:
1) AVG Ransomware Decryption Tools
It is freely available on the web.
– Works very efficiently for the removal of ransomware, but it takes time.
– These tools can get rid of Apocalypse, BadBlock, Bart, SAF Locker, TeslaCrypt, Crypt 888 as well as Legion. These are the most common and widely found ransomware in most devices.
Drawback: The biggest drawback is that it has a profound number of files and mini software it brings in your computer.
It works in different areas with different little files to combat different areas of ransomware.
It costs $35 and offers a 30-day free trial.
– It can camouflage itself as a virus researcher, so the malware that’s destroying the data on your computer terminates itself.
– It can detect crypto ransomware.
3) Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware
This is freely available too.
It exploits hands-on modern technology; the kind of technology which can detect ransomware in your computer and other than destroying it, it helps protect your files from it.
– The app is light.
– Doesn’t count on monikers or heuristics.
– Well-suited with existing antivirus software.
– Can shield from CTB Locker, CryptoWall, CryptoLocker and other infections on your computer.
Downside: This is in beta form and may need to be activated and developed a little once it’s on your computer to make it stable beforehand.