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F4E
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Crypto prevent

How useful this tool might be I have no idea, but it may be of some help....

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/cryptoprevent.html

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killyourtv
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Registered: ‎10-08-2008

Re: Crypto prevent

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Looks promising. Thanks!

 

Perhaps Quads can take a look at its methodology and give us an opinion on its usefulness. See here:

http://www.fooli**bleep**.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/

 

I hope that url doesn't get *bleeped*.:smileywink:

 

ETA: Yep, it did. :smileylol: You'll have to follow the Author link from Major Geeks.


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Quads
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Re: Crypto prevent

The instructions for the tool are in the Bleeping Computer article.

 

I can't use the tool as I test malware,  though I can see what it does.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information approx 2 /3 rds of the way down.

 

I am not giving any opinion.   Ask the other so called "Malware removers" here  

 

(There is No Malware Removalist of this forum now.  It does not work here and will not work."

 

Good Luck.

 

Quads

 

 

 

 

 

 

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killyourtv
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Registered: ‎10-08-2008

Re: Crypto prevent

Well, Quads, that's what I was getting at... whether, looking at what it does, you thought that the approach would successfully block the malware as it exists today.

 

Since you don't want to offer an opinion on that, I'll just say that, personally, I don't think it is even working on my system. When I Test it from within the program, I get a message indicating that the protection failed.:smileyfrustrated:


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dickevans
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Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: Crypto prevent


killyourtv wrote:

Well, Quads, that's what I was getting at... whether, looking at what it does, you thought that the approach would successfully block the malware as it exists today.

 

Since you don't want to offer an opinion on that, I'll just say that, personally, I don't think it is even working on my system. When I Test it from within the program, I get a message indicating that the protection failed.:smileyfrustrated:


Hi,
What are the system and network specs?

Thanks

Dick
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killyourtv
Posts: 791
Registered: ‎10-08-2008

Re: Crypto prevent

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Hi Dick. Win7 32bit SP1 & broadband behind a router, 1 computer running in Admin account. I haven't fooled with the program any more. I have no idea if it works or not, or if it is "working" on this computer. I'm not infected or anything, just curious if this program has any merit.

 

Interestingly, there is also a 'test' module included with the zip file that - when run as Admin - pops up a DOS window that indicates that the protection is working, but from within the program itself it indicates that it isn't working.

 

Who knows...:smileywink:


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DaveH
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Re: Crypto prevent

A better solution is a good backup routine.

Then your data is protected not only from malware but from hardware problems, windows problems and user errors.

 

dickevans
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Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: Crypto prevent


DaveH wrote:

A better solution is a good backup routine.

Then your data is protected not only from malware but from hardware problems, windows problems and user errors.

 


Words of wisdom to be followed without fail.
I lost everything, once, since then backup is automatic and continuous. With an image from time to time.

Dick
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killyourtv
Posts: 791
Registered: ‎10-08-2008

Re: Crypto prevent

Here's a recent post by Brian Krebs about CryptoLocker and "CryptoPrevent". For whatever reason, it's "working" now on my Computer, and I note that it's gone through several updates since I installed v2.2. Check it out:

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/11/how-to-avoid-cryptolocker-ransomware/


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