You’re no longer immune to some ransomware on your Mac , however there are ways to protect yourself, here are the applications that can detect at any time the arrival of ransomware.
What is ransomware?
A ransomware is a type of computer virus that takes your computer hostage to demand money from the user. Here is an example :
Detect ransomware with Security Growler
With Security Growler you can monitor connections from your Mac . The application will notify you every time a service tries to connect via ssh, ftp, MySQL …
You can from the menu bar, read in detail the successful attempts and connections. Security Growler uses less than 15 MB of RAM and it’s freeware.
Remove ransomware with RansomWhere
RansomWhere is free software that will allow you to constantly monitor your system. If the software detects a process that systematically figure all files, the application blocks and alerts you immediately. Upon detection of a ransomware, you should click on Terminate.
To download RansomWhere , follow this link .
If you have other programs that detect and remove ransomware, feel free to share them in the comments!