About Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home is designed to protect against ransomware applications that can, for example, block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home also raises user awareness by providing information materials on emerging cyberthreats and protection solutions.

Computer protection

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home detects malicious applications or legitimate software that can be used to damage your data (adware and others) and automatically blocks suspicious activity. The application stores data areas modified by suspicious processes in the hidden and protected storage. If a suspicious process creates or modifies files or the system registry, Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home detects such changes, blocks the process, and then attempts to roll back the actions of the detected object by restoring the data areas from the protected storage. Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home is equipped with a self-protection mechanism to prevent modification or deletion of its files from the hard drive, memory processes and system registry entries.

Kaspersky doesn't receive any data areas that are used by the application to roll back the actions of detected objects.

Detection methods

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home detects suspicious activity using anti-virus databases and Kaspersky Security Network.

Anti-virus databases provide protection from known threats. Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home compares behavior of applications on the computer with viruses and other malware registered in anti-virus databases. Note that a database update can change security settings that are not available to the user.

Kaspersky Security Network provides protection from the newest threats. Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Home automatically sends statistics retrieved from your computer to Kaspersky. Participation in Kaspersky Security Network lets your computer access reputation statistics for applications and websites.

News and special offers

We and our partners now provide you via the application with information materials, for example, about Kaspersky sales or emerging cyberthreats.

In case of receiving the software from a Kaspersky's partner company, the software can be customized. In the customized software, some of the settings or functionality may not be available. You can get more information about the customized software from the partner company.

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