Not all ransomware tools are created equal

In case you hadn’t heard, ransomware is big, big business. In 2016 alone, ransomware payouts are closing in on the billion-dollar mark, with a whopping 70% of companies reporting that they paid to have their maliciously-encrypted data liberated after being hit.

We’re not talking chump-change, either. For many businesses, these payments can and do routinely land in the tens-of-thousands-of-dollars range.

If you’ve ever had to deal with ransomware, hopefully one of your first instincts was to search for a ransomware removal tool and, if you were lucky, there a) was one available and b) it restored your files with minimal hassle. That’s quite a long shot, though.

In most cases, the bad guys would have to either release the encryption keys to the public out of the goodness of their hearts (ha!) or be compelled by law enforcement to do so once they’d been apprehended – a process that generally takes months, at best.

Whatever the case, you’ll find that there are indeed a handful of ransomware removal tools on the market – heck, we offer a free one if you’d like to take it for a spin.

But, the fact of the matter is that, as the saying goes, Read more

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