PCMag: ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware ‘a Clear Winner’

Ransomware has been all over the news recently, as a spate of attacks by cyber criminals have been carried out the world over. It does not try to destroy your computer, but rather targets the files and locks your data. The cyber criminals then hold the files to ransom, demanding that you pay to access them again. If there is no payment, the price of the ransom could rise or the hackers could destroy your files.

Of course, files stored on a home computer could be anything from important company documents to cherished family photos. The files could be priceless. In light of the recent attacks, ZoneAlarm has released its Anti-Ransomware solution, which is regarded as an essential tool in protecting computer users against ransomware attacks. By their very nature, the attacks do not target specific individuals. They spread through phishing emails and innocuous looking files, along networks, moving from computer to computer at an incredible rate. As more and more ransomware attacks make the headlines, it is essential that home computer users realize the risks. Otherwise, what price will you end up paying?

Indeed, the cost of ransomware attacks is expected to exceed $5 billion in 2017 alone. This would represent five times as much as the 2016 figure of $1 billion and 15 times as much as the 2015 figure of $325 million. It is now estimated that someone suffers a ransomware attack every 10 seconds. The bottom line is that ransomware attacks are on the rise and people need to take steps to protect their devices. The best way to protect your important files, photos and everything else stored on your computer is to purchase reputable anti-ransomware software.

ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware has been designed specifically to protect against ransomware. It has been developed through years of research, leading to the best Enterprise-Grade protection against ransomware. ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware traces the steps of every application on your PC, looking for any sign of threat. It can detect the newest and most sophisticated types of ransomware, as well as providing an auto-restoration of files in the rare chance that an attack occurs before detection. Moreover, ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware is designed to work seamlessly with your current anti-virus software. Installation is quick and easy, with your PC or device protected inside a couple of minutes.

“A clear winner”

In a recent review, PCMag.COM’s lead analyst for security, Neil J. Rubenking, labeled ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware “a clear winner” among those he evaluated, adding that “it fixed all changes made by the ransomware processes, including wiping out ransom notes that some other products leave behind.” As part of the review process, Rubenking ran a series of tests involving real-life, live ransomware. Overall, he tested the anti-ransomware with six samples, describing its performance as a “truly impressive showing.”

One other important takeaway from the PCMag.COM review was that it highlighted how standard anti-virus software may not be enough against ransomware. Sure, the malware can be removed, but it still leaves the problem of files being encrypted. Put simply, a specific layer of protection against ransomware is critical, and that’s where ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware comes in.

Make the sensible choice and protect yourself with ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware.

What is Ransomware: From A to Z

Every 10 seconds a PC user gets hit with ransomware, making consumers the most targeted for attacks. But… What is Ransomware? How does it work? Is ransomware the most popular malware in the market? How is it delivered? What’s the cost of ransomware attacks? Why home PC users should pay attention? How can you protect your PC? ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware brings you all these answers and a lot more. Check it out! Click here and learn how to ransom-proof your PC.


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2 comments on “PCMag: ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware ‘a Clear Winner’

  • I noticed that there is a fee to receive protection from Zone Alarm. Isn’t this the same concept that Ransomware was designed upon? I.e. to get money out of users’ pockets, for one reason or another?

  • Over the past two years I have managed to get the ransomware on my computer about 12 times. Fortunately, I only access the web through a sandbox. If that dreaded screen pops-up, I go to task manager and exit my now frozen browser. Then i delete the current contents of my sandbox, where the virus is now at home. Reboot, and presto, I am back to normal. This has never failed me. However, that doesn’t mean it will not fail one day. So before I go online with any expectation of downloading something, I make a full system backup via Macrium Reflect Home (free). Takes about 4 minutes to save and less then three minutes to restore my computer to its original clean state. There is no real need for any other type of protection, like the one mentioned here – most of which has a cost.


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