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    Question How do you protect your pc's against harmfull crypto

    The trend is going to make malware encode / crypt data and then ask ransom, what's your approach to prevent this from happening? Except from keeping everything up to date...

    -> disable crypto
    -> cryptoprevent
    -> just your standard antivirus software

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    Last edited by VictorKaum; February 18th, 2014 at 09:17 PM.

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    Cryptoprevent is installed. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/viru...re-information

    AV is MSE
    Malwarebytes antimalware Free version - http://www.malwarebytes.org/free/ Update ane run weekly
    And my clean up tool is TFC (Temp File Cleaner), Run weekly at a minimum.
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files...r-by-oldtimer/

    And i use the Windows firewall.

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    I prefer adding prevention rules using secpol.msg and local or group security policy restrictions.. however cryptoprevent will do the same for you...

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    backup your data, that's it; and, lock things down. but its mostly a usability issue cryptolocker, etc infection vectors are via pdf, flash or links. making sure everything is fully patched, and don't install or click anything from untrusted sources......

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    My take is to backup......................get an external drive, but watch if it has 4k sectors, because Microcrap doesnt support post steam-age technology!!!

    As a general rule, drives below 2TB have 512 sectors...............

    Obviously, I am talking about mirroring the drive.

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    NTFS does support large drives, both boot (not sure why you would want to) and 2ndary data drives. most of the "ransomware" types of malware infection vectors are mostly via pdf, or URL links.

    for pdf, its pretty easy make sure the pdf software is up to date and remove support for javascript and 3rd party executables.
    in addition to having good antivirus.

    for links, well.. don't click on them....

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    NTFS may support large drives, but Microsoft backup certainly does not................what I said stands
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
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