February 18th, 2014, 09:13 PM
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
-> just your standard antivirus software
Last edited by VictorKaum; February 18th, 2014 at 09:17 PM.
February 18th, 2014, 10:30 PM
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.
And i use the Windows firewall.
February 20th, 2014, 09:41 PM
I prefer adding prevention rules using secpol.msg and local or group security policy restrictions.. however cryptoprevent will do the same for you...
February 22nd, 2014, 07:23 AM
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......
March 6th, 2014, 11:37 AM
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.
Last edited by nihil; March 7th, 2014 at 10:36 AM.
March 9th, 2014, 07:20 AM
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.
in addition to having good antivirus.
for links, well.. don't click on them....
April 11th, 2014, 08:27 PM
NTFS may support large drives, but Microsoft backup certainly does not................what I said stands
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