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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

Windows 10 Home x 64 Norton Security with Backup

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Kudos0

Re: 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

Windows 10 Home x 64 Norton Security with Backup
Kudos0

Re: Crypto prevent

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*.

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

Windows 7 SP1 32bit - NSBU - 22.1.0.9
Kudos0

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

Kudos0

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.

Windows 7 SP1 32bit - NSBU - 22.1.0.9
Kudos0

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.


Hi,
What are the system and network specs?

Thanks

Dick Win 10x64 10586 current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Crypto prevent

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...

Windows 7 SP1 32bit - NSBU - 22.1.0.9
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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.

Kudos0

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 Win 10x64 10586 current NSBU
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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/

Windows 7 SP1 32bit - NSBU - 22.1.0.9
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Crypto prevent

Satchfan at Bleeping Computer recently sorted out a malware problem that I'd stupidly brought on myself. CryptoPrevent was one of the programs that she suggested. I installed it from here - it's a pity that website addresses don't allow capitals eg IT.

https://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-malware-prevention/

For users with only a basic knowledge (e.g. me) here's her advice. I found it very useful.

"◾save the file to your Desktop and then open the program by clicking Run when prompted from your browser or by going to the desktop where the file was saved and double-clicking.
◾accept all the defaults during the install. The last screen of the install has a checkmark in "Launch CryptoPrevent". This will launch the program once you click Finish
◾you will get a prompt asking if you purchased a Product Key for Automatic Updates. Click No
◾you will then be prompted to learn more about automatic updates or if you want to purchase a key. This is up to you but you don't have to
◾click OK to continue and select your protection level. Go ahead and click OK.
◾click the Apply button to set Default protection
◾you may get a message stating that Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadgets are a major security vulnerability and asking you if you want to disable them. If you don't use these features, answer Yes.

You are now protected.

Note:  The free version doesn't provide automatic updates but should be updated often, (at least weekly), as this infection has serious consequences. To update it manually, open the program, select the “Updates” menu then select Check for Updates to see if there are any available."

Win10 Home v.1607 Build 14393.51 / IE11 / Norton Security Premium v22.7.1.32 / Office 365 2016 Home Premium
Kudos0

Re: Crypto prevent

killyourtv:

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/

After two years, could you please tell us how it has worked, did it ever block anything? Also, no conflict whatsoever with your Norton since they both are running at the same time?

TIA.

@killyourtv

Windows 7HP SP1 32 bit | Chrome 52.0.2743.116 m | IE11 | Norton Security 22.7.1.32