BitDefender Security Researchers Release Ransomware “Vaccine”

By John Atienza on April 13, 2016


Posted: March 31, 2016

Security researchers at BitDefender have released an update to their anti-ransomware utility that handled CryptoWall infections. Their anti-ransomware module has been placed in BitDefender 2016. Now the new ransomware utility handles all current and possibly future versions of Locky, TeslaCrypt, and CTB Locker ransomware programs. Users should not solely rely on BitDefender’s new utility to protect against ransomware. For best results, BitDefender 2016 should be a “complement to computer best practices.”