CryptoWall is included in the ransomware category, considered one of the most dangerous threats for computer users. It is a modified version of CryptoLocker, which is used to extort money from users of infected PCs.Created by the popular Bitdefender security company, Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware promises to protect your system against the aforementioned ransomware by monitoring the PC in real time and automatically blocking CryptoWall’s actions.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is probably the fastest rising threat today. It works by encrypting access to important areas of your device such as photos, saved games or sensitive files, and asks for payment to return access to these files. Although the concept dates to the 80s, in 2014, it started to spike, with 2 people even committed suicide after being infected with it. By June 2015, FBI estimated the one single ransomware family called Cryptowall caused losses of 18 million dollars. Due to their powerful encryption mechanisms, ransomware need to be stopped before they get a chance to attack a device. Bitdefender 2016 incorporates the first security technology that protects your files from ransomware and automatically stops even new or unknown ransomware from reaching your files.