Hi there, Ghosties!
You never really know what we’re “cooking” these days at CyberGhost! Could be an update to one of our multi-platform apps or maybe… an Immunizer for desktop Windows devices to help you prevent cyberattacks like the recent Petya.
For those of you not yet in the loop on this topic, ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it. Petya is only of the most recent such cyberattacks, of massive proportions, hitting companies in Europe, the Middle East and the US on June 27th, wreaking havoc for employees and customers alike.
Petya caused computers to stop working, instead displaying a ransom note demanding $300 (£235). The widespread attack affected global and national organisations including the Ukranian National Bank, British advertising firm WPP and logistics company Maersk.
How our Immunizer works & how to download it
In plain words, our Immunizer tricks the Petya ransomware into thinking that the computer it is trying to attack is already infected. Thus, if the CyberGhost Immunizer is installed, Petya will think it has previously infested that PC and will move on, unwillingly leaving it safe.
To download our Immunizer and prevent falling victim to Petya attacks in the future, simply go to this link and then click on the .exe file to install it in the blink of an eye.
However, since our tool is brand new, Microsoft currently treats with an understandable level of skepticism. Once more people install it, it will be quickly regarded as trustworthy. That is why some of you may be faced with the message below. Bypass the MS security layer by pressing on “More info” and “Run anyway” buttons:
If we also have Windows XP users among us, please note that the Immunizer also works on this OS, but requires the .net Framework 4.
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