Avast releases four free Ransomware Decryption tools

Avast releases four free Ransomware Decryption tools

Avast releases four free Ransomware Decryption tools

Avast releases four free Ransomware Decryption tools

Avast has released four free Ransomware Decryption tools to the public, allowing users to decrypt their data after an attack without paying the criminals involved. 
In addition to Avast's seven existing ransomware decryption tools, the company has now released tools to combat threats from Alcatraz Locker, CrySIS, Globe and NoobCrypt, which will be completely free to use. Right now ransomware is the fastest growing form of malware, seeing a 105% growth in attacks since last year, making these tools a necessity for end users who do not want to give in to ransom demands.
Avast also has some detailed instructions on how to identify which form of ransomware that you are affected by and details on how to decrypt your data. Below is a statement from Avast.

    Within the last year, ransomware has risen to become the new “it” malware – we have seen a 105% year over year growth in ransomware attacks. Therefore, we are happy to announce today, that we have released four more ransomware decryption tools for the latest ransomware threats: Alcatraz Locker, CrySiS, Globe, and NoobCrypt. All the decryption tools are available, together with a detailed description of each ransomware strain. We now have tools to help you recover encrypted files if your computer has been infected with one of the following ransomware strains:

  • - Alcatraz Locker
  • - Apocalypse
  • - BadBlock
  • - Bart
  • - Crypt888
  • - CrySiS
  • - Globe
  • - Legion
  • - NoobCrypt
  • - SZFLocker
  • - TeslaCrypt

All of these tools are free and, when possible, are updated as these strains evolve.


Avast releases four free Ransomware Decryption tools


Avast has done a great thing here by making these tools public, literally saving our digital lives by allowing ransomware victims to decrypt their data without paying the criminals responsible.    

Right now Avast has eleven total free ransomware decryption tools available, covering the most commonly used forms of ransomware, with plans to update these programs as more complex strains emerge.    


You can join the discussion on Avast's free ransomware decryption tools on the OC3D Forums.


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Most Recent Comments

05-12-2016, 18:56:09

Wow that is pretty awesome.
Is the only catch here you need to install avast to use these or is a standalone tool?Quote

05-12-2016, 19:58:00

From what has been said, it would appear that the tool is free without the need for their software.Quote

06-12-2016, 12:46:24

Probably a good idea to not have Ransomware on your PC to begin with by investing in a good A/V, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, should have you covered. The big rise in ransomware within a year is probably to do with torrent sites using them as ads as I somewhat scarily witnessed myself. I believe Kaspersky also just recently released a free ransomware program too.

Though torrenting is kinda pointless now with so many content/stream downloaders available unless you're after an old game or something.Quote

07-12-2016, 01:37:13

I wonder how long until Avast starts to put Ad's into this software or makes it payed software.Quote

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