RansomWhere Monitors Your Mac for Sneaky Ransomware Attacks
Mac: Ransomwhere is a free tool that monitors your Mac for ransomware attacks and attempts to stop them before they encrypt all your data. It does this by watching for untrusted processes and stopping them until you approve them.
Of course, there are limitations here. Since Ransomwhere is reactive, a bit of ransomware will likely encrypt a few files before it detects anything. It also explicitly trusts and binaries signed by Apple, so there’s potential for abuse if someone targeted you specifically. There’s also always the possibility of false positives, though at the very least, Ransomwhere always gives you an out by allowing you to approve specific processes. While ransomware isn’t something that strikes many of us these days, Ransomwhere is such a lightweight tool that it makes a pretty good companion to the rest of your antivirus or antimalware utilities. If you’re on Windows, we like RansomFree for the same reasons.
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