Enable the anti-ransomware vaccine

N-able N-central includes a vaccine tool, an Anti-ransomware vaccine that protects against known and possible future versions of crypto-ransomware families such as CTB-Locker, Locky, and TeslaCrypt. The vaccine tool works by exploiting flaws in how the ransomware spreads.

The anti-ransomware feature is not enabled by default.

To enable Scan Vaccine, the Behavioral Analysis Module in the Settings list page must be enabled.

  1. Click ConfigurationSecurity ManagerProfiles.
  2. Click Add and click a profile type, or click on an existing profile to edit.
  3. In the General Settings area, click View Settings beside the Settings module.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the check box for Enable Scan Vaccine.
  6. Click Save.

Security Manager monitors for crypto-ransomware families on all devices using the configured security profile.