Ranstop offers protection against ransomware embedded in PDF files – TEMASOFT Lab Demo

Case subject – A new PDF based ransomware

This new variant arrives as a PDF file that contains Javascript blocks and at least one embedded document. When the PDF is viewed, it opens the embedded Microsoft Word document. The embedded document contains a macro that downloads and executes the ransomware payload. The PDF file is distributed via email and malicious websites.

Case facts

This variant starts encrypting files immediately. After the encryption process starts, TEMASOFT Ranstop detects the ransomware within seconds. The alert is fired up in the notification dialog, while the file recovery and cleanup processes run in the background.

Case Conclusion

TEMASOFT Ranstop successfully stopped this new PDF-based ransomware variant and recovered the damaged files.

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About TEMASOFT Ranstop

TEMASOFT Ranstop is an anti-ransomware software that detects present and future ransomware, based on file access pattern analysis with a high degree of accuracy. At the same time, it protects user files so that they can be restored in case of malware attacks or accidental loss.

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