CryptoPrevent Malware Prevention
CryptoPrevent is a small security solution that uses some of the advanced policy functionality built into Microsoft Windows operating systems to prevent various ransomware and other malicious programs that encrypt the contents of your computer. The bad actors then demand money in the form of Bitcoin to provide software keys to unlock your files. They do this in a way that prevents ordinary people from tracing the threat to its source.
You can read about Ransomware on Wikipedia.
According to its maker:
CryptoPrevent is an Anti-Virus/Security Software Supplement, originally designed to prevent infection from the CryptoLocker threat which emerged in late 2013. Since that time, CryptoPrevent has grown into a robust solution, providing protection against a wide range of ransomware and other malware.
CryptoPrevent doesn’t stop there. We are continuing development efforts to expand the software into something more than just a ‘security’ solution.
Is CrytoPrevent a one-stop anti-virus solution? Not on your life. But it can be a critical element in your security.