Stop all ransomware attacks in real-time.


  • Version: 2018.1470
  • License: Freeware
  • Size: 19.8 MB
  • Release Date: 13-03-2018
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10



Acronis is renowned when it comes to ransomware protection. The company created a free version of the proprietary Active Protection technology and is available as Acronis Ransomware Protection. Basically, most of the technology that businesses were paying for in the past is now available for regular, personal users.

Acronis Ransomware Protection recovers files that are locked by ransomware and all data lost while also giving you access to backups through cloud storage. The program works with your antivirus software and is compatible with anti-malware applications on Windows computers.

How Is Your Computer Protected?

The application compares the expected behavior of your data files with hostile or unexpected actions that affect them. The procedure is systematic and can spot ransomware that was not activated yet. At the same time, some actions are available:

  • Whitelist – The software that performs expected actions is whitelisted so that false identification cannot happen.
  • Blacklist – When the software identifies suspicious activity, the files that are problematic are blacklisted.
  • Background monitoring – System processes are actively being monitored with the added cloud backup and real-time monitoring making everything more effective.
  • Recovery – Ransomware activity is detected when it tries to compromise files and Acronis Ransomware Protection quickly acts to protect the data on the computer.
  • Boot protection – The Windows Master Boot Record is actively monitored so that changes are not made and you do not end up not being able to start the computer.

 How Acronis Ransomware Protection Works

All you have to do is download the software, sign up for a free account and then run the installer. You will follow a tutorial that teaches you everything that you have to know, together with a well-built wizard. After you set up the freeware software, a colored graph is displayed. This identifies the safe processes with green, suspicious activity with blue and ransomware activity with red.