Acronis Ransomware Protection is a free standalone application that uses Acronis’ Active Protection technology to stop ransomware attacks in real-time. Especially in the recent ransomware attacks, this cloud & AI-based ransomware protection application would certainly be a valuable protection over your important data.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is different from any of the other malicious software that intended to steal user information from the infected device. It infects your system and encrypts all the important data, then demands a payment in order to unlock your files. In layman term, it is an extortion software. The most recent and notorious ransomware outbreak is the WannaCry that took place just a few months back.

Acronis Ransomware Protection

Building on Acronis’ expertise in cloud backup and machine learning, Acronis Active Protection technology constantly observes your data change behaviour. As ransomware works in a specific pattern, as soon as it detects a hostile action against the user’s behaviour, Acronis would immediately stop the attack before the damage spreads. The aforementioned pattern detection capability works even if the system is offline.

File Restoration

After successfully blocking the ransomware attack, Acronis Active Protection will help you restore any files that might have been altered or infected. It also comes with a cloud backup capability which allowing users to protect important files not only from ransomware but also from system failures and natural disasters. Every user will receive 5GB of free Acronis Cloud storage.

So, what if the ransomware decides to attack the backup software and files first? Fret not as Acronis has also implemented a robust self-defence mechanism that would immediately disrupt the malicious attempt. Additionally, the Master Boot Record (MBR) on Windows-based machines are constantly monitored to prevent illegitimate changes.

It is Free

Acronis Ransomware Protection is free and is now available for download over at It is currently available for Windows only.


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