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What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a particularly painful type of malware. Malware is “hostile or intrusive software” that is illegally introduced onto your system for malicious reasons. When ransomware infects your system it blocks access to your data until the payment is delivered to the criminals who are extorting you or your business. It's an illegal threat to your data.

How Acronis Active Protection works

Acronis Active Protection is an advanced ransomware protection technology. Completely compatible with the most common anti-malware solutions, our technology actively protects all of the data on your systems, including documents, media files, programs, and more – even your Acronis Cyber Backup files.

The same technology Acronis uses to stop ransomware can also prevent cryptocurrency mining malware from hijacking your system resources? To learn about the threat of cryptojacking and how Acronis protects your system, click here

Acronis has turned the world upside down

  • Businesses today are up against a rising tide of threats. Cybersecurity threats and data espionage are more prevalent than at any other point in our history – contributing to an anticipated $2 billion loss due to ransomware this year. What is scarier is malicious attacks are no longer limited to hackers; Ransomware-as-a-Service kits can be purchased for a mere $39 by anyone with low moral standards and a desire to generate a few dollars. Acronis has turned the world upside down. Not only have they delivered an innovative protection that any size business can easily use, but also an active protection against ransomware attacks with instant recovery of the affected data. This is a game-changing industry first. Read more

    Eric O'Neill
    Former FBI counter-terrorism and counterintelligence operative
Actual recovery of ransomed files
If ransomware begins to encrypt files, Acronis quickly detects and halts this process. Because Acronis is a backup solution, any data that was exposed and encrypted before the process was halted can be recovered from a variety of backup sources. Not only can’t alternative anti-ransomware solutions commonly end an attack once it has started, they have no way to recover any files encrypted by the attack. Acronis Active Protection detects and deflects attacks, and restores files of any size!
  • Local or cloud backups attacks
    Attackers that try to infect or compromise local or cloud backups
  • Harder to notice attacks
    Attacks that are smaller and harder to notice, for example changing only a small part of a document or photo deep in your hard drive
  • Surreptitiously changed files
    Attackers coming up with creative new ways to attempt to surreptitiously change your files without your knowledge

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