Now any computer user can easily remove ransomware from their PC.
Take back control, Kickstart your PC!
Hengelo, The Netherlands, December 4, 2012 - SurfRight, a developer of tools that give users more control over their PC security, today announced HitmanPro.Kickstart, a solution that enables users to easily remove ransomware that holds their computer hostage.
Ransomware, like the Reveton FBI virus, typically poses as a popup window on your screen which claims to come from a law enforcement agency and accuses the user of visiting illegal websites. The screen is frozen and the message reads that it will be unlocked only on payment of a fine via Ukash, MoneyPak or Paysafecard.
Cyber criminals have found ransomware to be a very lucrative method of extorting money from innocent users and the number of computers held hostage by ransomware is growing day by day.
"Removing ransomware infections has proven to be too complicated for the majority of computer users" says Mark Loman, CEO of SurfRight. "For example, there are many rescue CDs on the market but all boot into an unfamiliar environment and require a lot of manual intervention. The usage of these CDs is too difficult for most users and they risk damaging their PC if they do something wrong."
SurfRight has designed HitmanPro.Kickstart to be used by any computer user to easily remove ransomware. Users simply create their own bootable HitmanPro.Kickstart USB flash drive / memory stick from within the HitmanPro application. Mark Loman continues: "HitmanPro.Kickstart will start the ransomed computer in their own familiar Microsoft Windows environment, bypassing the ransomware, and will then guide the user through the removal process. No complicated manual tasks are required. It is so easy, even your Granny is now able to free your computer from ransomware, fake antiviruses and other persistent malware."
HitmanPro.Kickstart is available now as a free addition to all new and existing users of the HitmanPro solution. Supported platforms: Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8. More information is available at www.surfright.com/kickstart
Founded in 2006, SurfRight (www.surfright.com) is an innovator of online security, focused on developing new applicable technologies to fight malware, spam, phishing and other forms of cybercrime. SurfRight has years of specialized experience in removing sophisticated threats that have silently embedded themselves on systems that were deemed safe. With millions of users globally, its HitmanPro product family include content filtering and security solutions for computers and home networks.