Does my existing Anti-Virus software protect against this threat?
We cannot answer that. Your existing Anti-Virus protection is only as good as the latest definition files, and I can’t tell you which products on the market are confirmed to protect against this threat.
What I can tell you is that there is NO Anti-Virus software on the market today that provides the same type of protection that CryptoPrevent provides, it works in an entirely different manner.
Since the two can co-exist on the same PC peacefully, and CryptoPrevent’s protections do not utilize any system resources, why not utilize both methods of protection?