As you'll probably guess from the name, RansomFree is an entirely free anti-ransomware tool from the enterprise security company Cybereason. Not ‘free for personal use’, not a cut-down version of something else, just a no-strings free tool that anyone can use.

RansomFree works largely by deploying and monitoring 'bait files', test folders and documents which it adds to all your drives: fixed, removable and network. These are positioned so that ransomware should encrypt them first, and if that happens, RansomFree kills the offending process and alerts you to the danger.

The big advantage of this approach is that if you are infected by ransomware, it…
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