From the Comodo Think Tank: Cryptolocker versus Comodo Containment

July 8, 2016 4:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Clifton, NJ, July 8, 2015 — The engineers of the Comodo organization, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions, today outlined how Comodo’s containment technology keeps customers safe from Cryptolocker, a ransomware Trojan. Looking at how Cryptolocker works:

  1. It reads a file
  2. It encrypts that file
  3. It overwrites the original file with the encrypted file
  4. It demands ransom for the return of the file

But when Cryptolocker meets Comodo’s containment technology, any new, unknown file goes directly into Comodo containment. The results are devastating to Cryptolocker:

  1. It reads a file
  2. It encrypts that file
  3. Cryptolocker FAILS miserably… because, with Comodo Containment, malware can’t alter hard disk data–it can only alter a virtual hard disk which Comodo provides within containment, resulting in
  4. A happy Comodo user

Comodo is the only antivirus and endpoint security company that brings battle tested, proven containment technology to the enterprise. Read more about the world’s first patent pending automatic containment technology at

About Comodo

The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSL, Code Signing, Content Verification and Email Certificate; award winning PC Security software;  Vulnerability Scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.

Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet’s ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products.

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