Ransomware Protection is a paid feature available in the latest version of AVG Internet Security, which prevents your personal photos, documents, and files from being modified, deleted, or encrypted by ransomware attacks. This feature scans for and automatically secures folders that may contain personal data and allows you to specify which other folders you want to protect from untrusted applications. Additionally, you can specify which applications are allowed to modify the files in your folders and which applications are always blocked.
Ransomware is malicious software that can encrypt important files on your PC to make them inaccessible, then threatens to publish or delete them until a sum of money (ransom) is paid. Even after paying the ransom, there is no guarantee that you will be able to recover your files.
Ransomware Protection is enabled by default in the latest version of AVG Internet Security. To access Ransomware Protection, open AVG Internet Security, select Hacker Attacks and click Open above Ransomware Protection.
To activate and install the latest version of AVG Internet Security, refer to instructions in the articles below:
To specify how Ransomware Protection responds when an application attempts to access files in your protected folders:
Ransomware Protection automatically scans for and secures folders that may contain personal data. To manually add an additional folder to the list of protected folders:
The selected folder appears on your Protected folders list. To remove a folder from the list, hover your cursor over the relevant folder's panel and click the X icon.
To specify which file types are protected in each folder:
Ransomware Protection notifies you each time an untrusted application attempts to access your protected folders. When you select an action (Block or Allow) in the notification dialog, the application's status appears on the Blocked / Allowed apps screen. To open the Blocked / Allowed apps screen:
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