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Kudos0

ransomware

I got hit with "poki" ransomware last night.  It wiped out all of my files instantly.  Norton did not stop it.   So beware that it is out there.

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Kudos0

Re: ransomware

Kudos0

Re: ransomware

While being extremely effective against financial malware and very good in overall malware blocking, it appears that Norton needs a bit of fine-tuning in blocking ransomeware. But NS is not alone in that category.

See page 11:

https://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/MRG-Effitas-360-A...

Kudos0

Re: ransomware

Hello

Did you have a backup to replace your system?

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU 22.17.0.183 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: ransomware

Yes, thank goodness, I use Carbonite on the cloud, so I got all the files back

Kudos0

Re: ransomware

No antivirus can protect you from everything. Ransomware changes daily. Best protection against ransomware is to have all your files backed up either externally or in the cloud.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: ransomware

I had posted a link to a MRG Effitas Test stating that Norton needed a bit of tweaking on blocking ransomware.

The test I linked to was not the most recent -- it was for the 2nd Quarter, 2016. That is not the latest test -My Bad.

In the 3rd Quarter Test NS Blocked 100% of ransomeware samples :-)

See pg. 10:

https://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MRG-Effitas-360-A...

Kudos0

Re: ransomware

Some useful information about Ransomware has been shared in this article - http :// wordpress . semnaitik.com/2017/06/07/protect-against-ransomware-attacks/

Regards.

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