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Ransom Away

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Name: Ransom Away
Works on: windowsWindows 7 and above
Developer: Secured Globe Inc
Version: 1
Last Updated: 29 Jun 2017
Release: 29 Jun 2017
Category: Antivirus > Removal Tools
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Ransom Away Details

Works on: Windows 10 | Windows 8.1 | Windows 8 | Windows 7 | Windows 2012
SHA1 Hash: 55050c953fc175d38d3a53ae3f645ec8cf65bc45
Size: 4.51 MB
File Format: exe
Rating: 3.913043478 out of 5 based on 23 user ratings
Publisher Website: External Link
Downloads: 4613
License: Free
Ransom Away is a free software by Secured Globe Inc and works on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2012.
You can download Ransom Away which is 4.51 MB in size and belongs to the software category Removal Tools.
Ransom Away was released on 2017-06-29 and last updated on our database on 2017-06-29 and is currently at version 1.
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Ransom Away Description

The Internet is quite a dangerous place, and a single wrong click can allow a whole bunch of malware attacks to reach your computer. Things can get pretty bad, especially in the case of ransomware infection, where your files are encrypted until a substantial amount of money is paid. Luckily, there are various prevention tools apart from paying extra attention online, with Ransom Away being a suitable example.

Good to go right after download

The application comes in a pretty lightweight package and doesn’t want to waste any time in protecting you against ransomware attacks. Note, however, that it mainly targets the Petya ransomware family. It’s a good idea to run the program when your computer is clean, because functions here are mainly used to prevent attacks rather than abolish them.
It’s a good idea to run the program with administrator privileges since it’s about to create a file in the system directory, but it can usually perform just fine with any type of launch. The window can feel a little confusing since there’s little to no information regarding the operation, but there is a button to start.

Prevents Petya from running the encryption algorithm

The overall operation doesn’t take more than a couple of seconds. The process log section shows operation status, and a prompt also shows up in the end. Running the program once on a computer is generally enough to keep you safe.
What the application actually does is to create a Windowsperfc.dat in the system directory. This is because it’s found that the Petya ransomware attack doesn’t run it’s encryption-side of the process if it encounters this file as read-only on your computer.

In conclusion

All in all, Ransom Away is the type of application to use before venturing off into unknown corners of the Internet. It doesn’t clean or decrypt your files, but rather takes advantage of a weakness in Petya and prevents it from being functional on your computer.

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