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Detect, block and even undo ransomware damage with AppCheck

25 May 2017, Mike Williams

AppCheck Anti-RansomwareAppCheck Anti-Ransomware is a free-for-personal-use Windows application which aims to detect ransomware-type behaviour and blocks any threat it finds.

The program includes an unusual file protection component which automatically backs up at-risk files before they can be encrypted, enabling AppCheck to undo most damage.

These backups are held in a special driver-protected “RansomShelter”, ensuring they can’t be encrypted as well.

AppCheck is built for simplicity. Install it and the program goes to work immediately, without you having to get involved with any kind of configuration or regular maintenance. Resource usage is minimal, and AppCheck should run alongside other security software without difficulty.

There are some options and settings available, if you need to take fine control of the product. Its “just in time” backup system will add some performance overhead to your system, for instance, but you’re able to turn it off when necessary.


AppCheck does have an interface, but it works automatically and you may never have to use it

AppCheck’s free-for-personal-use version detects and blocks ransomware, but you’ll need the Pro version (priced from $11 a year) to remove it. This also includes MBR protection, shared folder protection, scheduled backups, premium support and more.

AppCheck Anti-Ransomware is available for Windows 7 and later.

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