How to Set Ransomware Protection with AVG Internet Security?

AVG antivirus is the popular software among all the antivirus software’s. As, this antivirus gives full security against threat like spyware, malware, Trojans, rootkits, ransomware, viruses and also from phishing attacks. You can install this popular antivirus through www.avg.com/retail. This antivirus immediately identifies the threat in your device and then removes it before it damages your apparatus. It gives user friendly interface and supports the gadgets like Window OS, Mac, Computer, Laptop, and Android Phones. It prevents unauthorized access and emerging threat. It gives protection from internal as well as external threat.

Ransomware Protection protects your personal photos, documents, and files from ransomware attacks. It scans your folders which contain personal data and also ask you which folders you want to protect from untrusted applications. In this, you can also set which applications can modify the files in your folders and which applications should be blocked. This feature is enabled by default. If you want to disable this feature, you can select the General tab and then click on the green ON slider and after this, click Yes to confirm. The slider will changes to red and shows you the text OFF. In this blog, you will read, ransomware protection with AVG Internet Security.

Ransomware Protection:

  1. Adjust Ransomware Protection Activity: You can select option in Ransomware Protection. In Smart Mode you can select which application can modify files in your protected folders. In Strict Mode, application will ask your permission to modify files in your protected folders. When a Ransomware Protection popup notification appears, you can click Allow App or Block app to modify files in your protected folders.
  2. Specify Your Protected Folder: By default, Ransomware Protection scans your folders where your personal data is stored. If you want to add another folder to the list, then you have to select the Protected folders tab, and then click on Add Folder. After this, select a folder and then click on OK button. To remove a folder, you have to click the X icon.
  3. Manage And Blocked Allowed Application: This feature blocks malware and viruses to modify files in your protected folders and by default, allows the trusted applications. If untrusted application tries to modify files in your protected folders, then it will gives you the alert notification which ask you that you want to block or allow the application. When you select, the application will be added to the Blocked Applications or Allowed Applications list. To manually add an application, you have to select the Blocked/Allowed apps tab. Then click on Allow an App or Block an App. After this, you have to select an application and then click on Open. To remove an application, just click on the X icon.

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This is the method through which you can set Ransomware Protection feature in AVG Internet Security. And always remember, Ransomware Protection is only available in AVG Internet Security. For details, you can visit to the site of AVG via www.avg.com/retail.

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