Webroot and Ransomware Payloads

  • 31 July 2019
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As the impact and severity of crypto-ransomware threats and attacks has grown, we have published many blogs and articles on how best to defend against these modern day extortionists. We do not believe that our business or consumer customers should have to choose between extortion and losing precious, irreplaceable data.

When it comes to endpoint security, there are many choices out there. While published detection tests help when it comes to crypto-ransomware, most detection testing is flawed – with many programs achieving 100% detection results that can’t be reproduced in the real world.

Webroot has built a strong reputation for stopping crypto-ransomware. Our goal, first and foremost, is to be 100% effective. Webroot was the first antivirus and antimalware vendor to move completely away from the standard, signature-based file detection method. By harnessing the power of cloud computing, Webroot replaced traditional, reactive antivirus with proactive, real-time endpoint monitoring and threat intelligence, defending each endpoint individually, while gathering, analyzing, and propagating threat data collectively. This predictive infection prevention model enables Webroot solutions to accurately categorize existing, modified, and new executable files and processes, at the point of execution, to determine their status.

Using this approach, Webroot rapidly identifies and blocks many more infections than signature-based approaches, and we are highly proficient at detecting and stopping crypto-ransomware.

The Webroot approach to preventing infection has continuously proven its efficacy at stopping crypto-malware in real time by addressing threats the moment they attempt to infect a device, stopping the encryption process before it starts.

Regardless of which endpoint security solution you choose, make sure that offers a multi-tenant and multi-layered approach against malware to ensure it quickly recognizes external threats and any suspicious behaviors. A next-generation endpoint security solution with protection beyond file-based threats is essential.

The information presented in this article has been taken from the Malware Prevention Guide.

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