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Best defense against ransomware?

Discussion in 'General Malware And Security' started by Seth Anthony, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Seth Anthony

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    I'm thinking the only defense is how I set up my customer's backups. That is, an external drive that's only connected while a manual backup is performed.

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    That is what I do for myself and other people also. I also use CryptoPrevent on my Windows machine I got it back when it was free I think he charges now.
     
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    I use ESET Internet Security for my Win7 Pro 64bit desktop.
    ESET also has business versions. All include ransomware protection.
     
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    Backups that are kept off the system are the only true defense as Seth says.
    As with any security program... nothing is 100%, so don't put all of your faith in it.

    As for CryptoPrevent ..... yes it's a paid for program now.
    $15 - $20 a year ( depending on whether it's a one off payment or an on going payment)

    Also.....
    The Best Ransomware Protection for 2019
     
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    Wow.

    Thanks for that Starbuck.
     
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    I think it is really sad that criminals have to mess up a good thing like the internet.It really makes me angry when I read about all these hacks going on,especially the ransomware ones.I wish I was smart enough to combat these guys and use my powers for good instead of evil.Thanks Starbuck for the link and it is sad that things can't be protected 100% but it is true.It is great we have you on here as a Malware removal specialist to help thanks for being here.
     
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    Comodo Firewall. Its auto-containment sandbox cannot be bypassed. It's actually so effective that it gets annoying when you have to whitelist unrecognized programs individually.
     

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