Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation Helps Protect Against Ransomware

True Image 2017 backup software. Dubbed New Generation, the new solution is the first backup software to offer protection against ransomware attacks with what Acronis calls Active Protection technology.

The technology in question was actually developed at the Acronis R&D facility in Singapore, and is able to detect and prevent ransomware attacks in real-time, automatically recover all data, and protect data backups and the application itself.

Ransomware is a growing threat that can end up being extremely costly. According to the FBI, ransomware attacks resulted in damages exceeding US$1 billion in 2016, a figure that is only set to go up.

Acronis says that its Active Protection technology can identify unusual activity on computers and prevent malicious applications from compromising user data, backups, or the software itself. It relies on advanced behavioral heuristics to sniff out both new and known attacks, reducing the chance that you’ll be put in a situation where you need to recover data from a backup.

On top of that, the company is rolling out a bunch of tweaks and new features like a touch-friendly interface, AES-256 encryption for mobile backups, and the ability to restore Facebook account data to an existing or new account.

Malwarebytes 3.0 Anti-malware New Features

Malwarebytes has been an excellent protection shield for Windows users, who are concerned about their online security. For them, here is good news – Malwarebytes got a massive update. It now combines three tools into one. Earlier, there were Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, and Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware.

However, Malwarebytes 3.0 has consolidated them into one and made an all-in-one security tool for Windows. Here is everything you need to know about Malwarebytes 3.0 that is available for existing as well as new users.

Here are some of the features you may like in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 3.0 and where to find them:

  • Faster scanning for threats.
  • Schedule scan: By default, it scans every 24 hours. However, you can change and set a particular time according to your wish.
  • All-in-one security shield: That means you no longer need any standalone anti-ransomware, antivirus and anti-rootkits. For your information, this tool doesn’t scan for rootkits by default. You need to enable this function right from Settings > Protection > Scan Options.
  • Real-Time Protection: To be on the safe side, you must have real-time protection. Malwarebytes 3.0 provides such option to help you in real-time. It can also be stopped from Settings > Protection > Real-time Protection.
  • Exclusion: At any point, if you wish to exclude a file or program from being under the Malwarebytes’ radar, you can rule out that program or file/folder from Settings > Exclusions. [Detailed guide is written below]
  • Scan from right-click context menu: Like Windows Defender, you can get an option to scan any file or folder from right-click context menu. Just right-click on any file, select Scan with Malwarebytes.

I highly recommend upgrading from your old version to the new version which you can download a 14 day trial from the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware website


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