What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to the infected computer system in some way, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction. – Wikipedia
Encrypting ransomware aims to encrypt your files and hold users to ransom to obtain the decryption key. Without the decryption key files are lost and must be restored from backup.
Examples of encrypting ransomware are Crypt0L0cker, CryptoWall and 7ev3n.
It is estimated the operatorsof Crypt0L0cker procured about US$27 million.
What is sharemonitor?
ShareMonitor is a Windows Service created by ABit that will monitor your shared files on a File Server. In the event ShareMonitor detects an encryption attempt it will stop all file sharing services to prevent further corruption. A few file may need recovery from backup but the software will minimize the damage.
ShareMonitor does not replace backups! ShareMonitor’s aim is to minimize damage and raise alert to an encryption problem.
How much is sharemonitor?
ABit Managed service customer receive ShareMonitor for free! Contact Us for ShareMonitor pricing or Managed Services.