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MyDefender

Easy cyber security

Protect all your devices from ransomware with virus scans, auto backups, and easy recovery.
Starting at $1/month
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Stop ransomware and data theft before it starts

MyDefender backs up your data and protects you from malware and other threats.
Scan your computer for viruses
MyDefender regularly scans your computer to check for viruses and other threats, stopping any suspicious activity in its tracks. How? Using a constantly updated malware database and AI behavior detection, it detects and identifies both existing and new threats. This means you’re also protected against zero-day attacks — when cyber criminals exploit software security flaws that have gone unnoticed.
Keep ransomware out
During a ransomware attack, a hacker encrypts your data, effectively holding it hostage until you've paid. MyDefender helps protect your data from ransomware attacks by preventing your files from being encrypted. It also uses advanced entropy analysis to detect any hidden ransomware lurking in the background.
Grafische Darstellung: Schutz vor Viren - und Hackerangriffen

Back it up to keep it safe

Even the best cyber security measures can’t fully protect you against data loss. A particularly aggressive attack, hardware failure and accidental deletion can all result in lost files. Backing up your data reduces the risk of loss. MyDefender creates regular copies of your data, backing them up in our ISO-certified data centers. You can even back up your entire computer. So, even if the worst happens, you'll be able to restore everything.

Set it and forget it cyber security

You decide which data to back up, and how often. Choose a preset plan for convenience, or adjust the settings yourself. Want to change how long files are stored? No problem. Once your backup plan is set up, the rest happens automatically.

Choose your MyDefender plan

Decide how much storage you need and safeguard your data today.

Starter

Great for devices with smaller amounts of data


Only $2.50/month Risk-free for 30 days
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Virus scanning
Ransomware protection
Automatic backups

100 GB of backup storage

Back up 1 of each device type

Plus

Protect several devices or larger amounts of data


Only $5/month Risk-free for 30 days
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Virus scanning
Ransomware protection
Automatic backups

250 GB of backup storage

Back up 3 of each device type

Pro

The best choice for protecting all your devices


3 months $1/month then $9/month
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Virus scanning
Ransomware protection
Automatic backups

500 GB of backup storage

Back up 5 of each device type

Expert

Protect up to 1 TB of data and unlimited devices


Only $15/month Risk-free for 30 days
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Virus scanning
Ransomware protection
Automatic backups

1,000 GB of backup storage

Back up an unlimited number of devices

Applies to all MyDefender plans

Minimum contract

One month

Pro: Choose from 1 month or 12 months

Cancellation

1-month contracts: Cancel monthly

12-month contracts: Cancel after 12 months, then monthly

Set up fee

No set up fee

State and local taxes will apply. Click here for our General Terms and Conditions.

Do more than just back your data up

Safer than an external hard drive and more convenient than cloud storage.
MyDefenderCloud storageHard drive
Back up your whole computer Secure all files and system settings. varies
Standalone backups for better data security Backups are stored independently of the original file, so damage to the original won't affect the copy.
Automatic backups Data backups happen automatically in the background — you don't need to do anything. varies
Set individual backup plans for different folders and files Define how often different data sources are backed up and how long the copies are kept.
Optimized storage usage with incremental and differential backups Save storage space by only backing up changes.
Restore old backup copies Restore the latest backup, as well as previous versions. varies
Ransomware protection Anti-ransomware software protects your data from malicious attacks.

Features at a glance

With MyDefender, you get a range of helpful, easy-to-use features.

AES 256-bit encryption

Add an extra layer of protection with AES 256-bit encryption and set your own custom password to keep out prying eyes.

Backup flexibility

You can back up individual files, folders or images or your entire hard drive — the choice is yours.

Anti-ransomware

AI-based anti-ransomware technology proactively protects your system against hackers in real time.

Easy customization

Easily adjust your protection settings and backup plan via an intuitive, web-based interface.

ISO-certified data centers

We store all your data in US data centers according to the ISO 27001 standard.

Virus scans

Scan your system for malware using signature databases and intelligent behavioral analysis.

Vulnerability detection

MyDefender identifies vulnerabilities on your devices that could put them at risk of attack.

Device protection

Avoid data leaks by limiting devices and interface access.

Cryptomining prevention

Protect your computer from being hijacked by third-parties to mine Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.

Supported platforms and operating systems

MyDefender supports most popular operating systems and devices.

Microsoft Windows

Available features:

  • Regular backups
  • Ransomware protection
  • Automatic backups

PC, laptops

  • Windows 10 (all editions including updates for November 2019)
  • Windows 8.1 (all editions)
  • Windows 8 (all editions)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (all editions)
  • Windows Home Server 2011

File systems

  • NTFS
  • Ext2/Ext3/Ext4
  • ReiserFS(3)
  • Linux SWAP
  • HFS+/HFSX
  • FAT16/32/exFAT

Apple macOS

Available features:

  • Regular virus scans
  • Automatic backups

Mac®, MacBook®

  • macOS Catalina 10.15
  • macOS Mojave 10.14
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13
  • macOS Sierra 10.12
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11

File systems

  • APFS
  • HFS+
  • Core Storage
  • FAT32
  • NTFS (inc. Boot Camp)

Mobile devices

Available features:

  • Automatic backups

Apple iOS

  • iOS 10.3 and higher

Android

  • Android 5.0 and higher

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Cloud Backup

Back up your business or servers

Need backups on a bigger scale? Safeguard your severs and business IT with Cloud Backup. Keep your business running smoothly with the highest security standards and flexible recovery settings.
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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Ransomware takes your data hostage. It infects your computer, and then encrypts your data so you can’t access it. The hackers demand a "ransom" or payment for decrypting your data and making it available again. The payments demanded can often be several thousand dollars, and generally have to be made in crypto currency so they can’t be traced. Ransomware attacks are on the rise and they target companies as well as individuals.

A lot of the malware that’s doing the rounds is already registered in databases. This means it can easily be recognized. This doesn’t apply to completely new viruses, which can spread far and wide within a few hours. These outbreaks are often called zero-day attacks because they wreak havoc before the virus is a day old. Antivirus software with behavior recognition uses artificial intelligence to identify typical virus patterns and defend against new threats.

Data loss can have lots of different causes. Hackers are constantly spreading new kinds of malware, and even operating system or program updates can cause vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals can exploit these weaknesses, and even the best antivirus software can’t offer 100% protection. Damaged hardware and accidental deletion can also result in lost data. That’s why it’s important to back up your data regularly. Whatever the reason for your lost files, you can restore them if you've made backup copies.

Yes! Using MyDefender as well as your antivirus software gives you much greater cyber security. Anti-ransomware keeps your computer and other devices safer, while backups mean you can restore your data if you need to.

Cloud storage is designed for accessing and sharing your files online. However, it doesn’t protect your data from damage or loss. We therefore recommend an online backup solution, especially for data that is sentimental or important to your work. Online backups automatically create copies of selected files, folders, or even entire workstations. These copies are then unaffected by any damage or malware attacks that may end up affecting the originals. Whatever happens to your data, you can restore it at any time using the backup.

Differential backups only back up the data that has changed since the last full backup, so as not to take up unnecessary storage space. Incremental backups go a step further by backing up only the changes since the last backup - be it a full or incremental backup. However, differential, and incremental backups are somewhat less reliable when restoring data because they do not contain all the data. Smart backup plans therefore combine full, differential, and incremental backups to achieve the best combination of reliability and storage utilization.

You can create one or more backup plans for each device. For each plan, you can define which data source is backed up at which time and how long the individual backups should be stored for, for example. You can also specify the type, i.e., full, differential, or incremental. In addition, the detailed settings can also help you achieve your exact wishes. To make setup easier for you, you can also select from predefined plans.

No, if you're looking for a more comprehensive backup solution, we recommend Cloud Backup.