Ransomware Protection monitors a set of folders for potentially harmful changes made by ransomware or other, similar harmful software.
Ransomware is harmful software that encrypts important files on your computer, preventing you from accessing them. Criminals demand a ransom to restore your files, but there are no guarantees you would ever get your personal data back even if you choose to pay.
Ransomware Protection only allows safe applications to access the protected folders. The product notifies you if any unsafe application tries to access a protected folder. If you know and trust the application, you can allow it to access the folder. Ransomware protection also lets DeepGuard use its list of protected folders for an additional layer of protection.
You can choose which folders require an additional layer of protection against destructive software, such as ransomware.
Note: You must turn on DeepGuard to use Ransomware Protection.
To manage your protected folders:
- Open F-Secure SAFE from the Windows Start menu.
- On the main view, select Viruses and Threats.
- On the Viruses and Threats view, select Settings.
- Turn on Ransomware Protection.
- Select View protected folders.
- Select the Protected tab.
This shows you a list of all currently protected folders.
- Add or remove folders as needed.
To add a new protected folder:
- Click Add new.
- Select the folder that you want to protect.
- Click Select folder.
To remove a folder:
- Select the folder on the list.
- Click Remove.
Tip: Click Restore defaults if you want to undo any changes that you have made to the list of protected folders since installing the product.