Since I wrote about the CryptoLocker malware which encodes your data files and holds them for ransom, HitmanPro has come out with free software to protect you from this malware which arrives in emails as a zip or pdf file and when opened, proceeds to work its ‘magic’ on your valuable files.
HitmanPro.Alert is now in 2.5 Beta, which contains two tools: The first detects browser intrusion, and the second detects suspicious file activity stops the malicious code and neutralizes it (CryptoGuard).
Not only that, it will remove the virus from your computer, and can be loaded from a USB drive to clean an infected computer as well.
I thought it best to bring this to everyone quickly. I have installed it…no problems nor glitches. This is just another layer of protection.
Here’s a good vid from SurfRight. It shows how CryptoLocker works, and how HitmanPro.Alert and CrytoGuard work:
Download link: http://www.surfright.nl/en/alert/cryptoguard