Ransomware attacks are more and more frequent, but the number of protection initiatives and tools against blackmail trojans is also increasing. One of the tools you can try out is called AntiRansomware, a real time scanner that promises to detect ransomware-specific activity and take the measures needed for the malware to be blocked.The protection strategy of AntiRansomware is quite simple: the real-time monitoring module scans the watched folders and uses complex algorithms to detect malicious activity that is specific to ransomware viruses. The alarm is raised in case files that are stored locally start to be encrypted.This approach can prove efficient because ransomware usually targets private user files found in the Videos, Music, Pictures, and Documents folders. Additionally, you can add other directories you want the application to keep an eye on.What is more interesting about AntiRansomware is its emergency measures in case ransomware is found. Not only that it displays warnings and sends a message to let you know about its suspicions, but it can initiate a shutdown procedure in a few seconds and restart the computer in safe mode to prevent the malicious code from executing further.AntiRansomware then displays suggestions on how you can proceed to recover the encrypted data.AntiRansomware should not be confused with an antivirus, as it does not fall into this category and it cannot replace a complete security solution.Unlike antiviruses that usually block ransomware from executing, AntiRansomware can detect malicious activity once the code is already running, taking a few measures to stop it from advancing and encrypting more files. As a consequence, you should use it as an additional security tool running alongside an antivirus.