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Dick
07 Apr 2016

Are these anti-ransomware programs compatible with Malwarebytes and commercial anti-virus programs such as Kaspersky, Norton, and McAfee? If a good anti-virus program and malwarebytes Pro are already installed on my computer, do I have to perform any additional actions to be protected from ransomware? Thanks in advance!

EDITOR'S NOTE: To the best of my knowledge, MBAM Pro does not (yet) include the Anti-Ransomware code. I would recommend Malwarebytes’ Anti-Ransomware and CryptoPrevent, in addition to your current security software.

Posted by:

flipper
07 Apr 2016

Just waiting for a good answer to what Dick posted.

Posted by:

Bob
07 Apr 2016

Great article in ransom ware.

Which, or all, can be installed and used together simultaneously. ?

Or, do you just have to pick only one ?
If so, which ?

Bob

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John
07 Apr 2016

I presume that the crypto-locker programs will lock up any computer regardless of whether it is running Microsoft or Apple or something else. Are the preventative programs mentioned in the article capable of functioning on different operating systems, i.e., Apple, Linux, etc.?

Posted by:

Dwayne
07 Apr 2016

I use the "system drive clone" method of backup. It has been very effective for me for years, but I have been wondering: are the crypto-locker programs looking around in the victim computers for a system clone? Should I be unplugging the backup drive and any other data drives to prevent the bad guys from seeing by backups and data drives after I do a backup.

Posted by:

Bil
07 Apr 2016

Idownloaded CryptoPrevent free edition and so far no issues. I have CCleaner, Norton and Glary Utilities as well. All with no issues so far.

Posted by:

Glenn Daily
07 Apr 2016

I clone my computer every night to an external hard drive. I use Acronis but also Reflect I understand is also good. By owning three external hard drives, I always have the last three days of my work available to me.

Posted by:

John Silberman
07 Apr 2016

Just another reason to make frequent back ups.

Posted by:

rReg
07 Apr 2016

Another great article. Thanks, Bob. You are the best.

Posted by:

Joe
07 Apr 2016

Dwayne: Yes, any drive that's mounted in your system and visible to the OS via an assigned drive letter will be accessible to the crypto package. Backup drives must be invisible to the OS to be protected from ransomware. One useful technique is to use a NAS drive for backups that has the ability to schedule its wake time. Make the NAS wake only when a backup is scheduled. Obviously, this technique assumes that you're monitoring the system between backups and will prevent the NAS from waking if an infection occurs.

Posted by:

Debra dew
07 Apr 2016

exactly what you recommend for me to download because I do not download anything unless you say it is safe to do so. I really enjoy reading your opinion, thank you so much all the time you spend helping others.

Posted by:

Jay R
07 Apr 2016

I have installed a program called WinAntiRansom. It has either been working or I have not been attacked. What is your opinion of this one?

Posted by:

Dwayne
07 Apr 2016

Joe, thank you for your input. I am aware that the drives will be visible if they are online: I guess my question is more of "Are the crypto bad guys known to encrypt all visible drives or just the system drive, i.e. C: drive"
Thanks, Dwayne

Posted by:

Al Jankowski
07 Apr 2016

I assume that storing your data in the cloud does not prevent it from being encrypted by ransomware.

True?

Posted by:

John H
07 Apr 2016

I use a timer on my external hard drive, it turn's on when a backup is due. The timer turn's off after the backup is made and the external drive goes to sleep.

Posted by:

bb
07 Apr 2016

For those that want more protection, also look into Microsoft's "EMET", the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2458544. Running as a standard user and having the EMET installed stops most, if not all, of these encrypting viruses.
It also breaks many programs that don't or didn't follow Windows programming recommendations. But that's irrelevant to most of us here.

Posted by:

Foolish Tech
07 Apr 2016

Thanks for the mention of our product CryptoPrevent!
We also wanted to point out v8 beta is now available, if you wanted to check it out, here:
https://www.foolish*t.com/cryptoprevent-beta/

Posted by:

Mike
08 Apr 2016

I still think the silver bullet for any type of malware including ransomware is an image backup. I use Macrium Reflect Standard Edition (64) bit. I do a complete image backup once per week. I have used other image backup programs but Macrium Reflect is the only one that I have been able to do a successful restore every time. I have had to do a restore 3 times in the past 5 years. None do to malware. All 3 times were my fault for tinkering with the OS.

Posted by:

John
08 Apr 2016

Already using the free version of Bit Defender so I downloaded their version. Thank you very much for your article.

Posted by:

Mikey
08 Apr 2016

https://www.winpatrol.com/winantiransom/
Highly recommend...unintrusive and makes good sense

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