Acronis Active Protection

Frequently Asked Questions: Protection Against Ransomware

What can you do to protect yourself against ransomware? What are the different ransomware types? What is the best way to protect your data? We have answers on some of the most frequently asked questions.

INDEPENDENT TEST: Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation Outperforms Competitors in Self-Protection Against Ransomware

Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation received the Gold Self-Protection Award from Anti-Malware Testing Lab, being recognized for its capacity to protect itself and its backups from ransomware (Acronis Active Protection™).

The threat of ransomware (a type of malware that hijacks computer systems and demands ransom) is so great that it became paramount for backup vendors to introduce technology to protect backups from such attacks.

DeriaLock Demands Victims to Pay Ransom by Skype

Recently, BleepingComputers discovered DeriaLock ransomware, and Acronis analysts took a close look at the latest version. DeriaLock ransomware consists of three functional parts: screenlocker, cryptolocker, and a file eraser. This article reviews the cryptolocker and file eraser parts of the ransomware and provides information on how to unlock the affected system.