Ransomware Protection monitors a set of folders for potentially harmful changes made by ransomware or other, similar harmful software. Ransomware is harmful software that encrypts important files on your computer, preventing you from accessing them. Criminals demand a ransom to restore your files, but there are no guarantees you would ever get your personal data back even if you choose to pay. Ransomware Protection only allows safe applications to access protected folders. The product notifies you if any unsafe application tries to access a protected folder. If you know and trust the application, you can allow it to access the folder. Ransomware protection also lets DeepGuard use its list of protected folders for an additional layer of protection.