1.    29 Oct 2015 #1
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    Walk the dogs twice a day [WinPrivacy & WinAntiRansom]


    Walk the dogs twice a day [WinPrivacy & WinAntiRansom]

    Best to have these two "dog pics" as TaskbarPins and in the Taskbar notifications.

    Because these two are not really "set it and forget it" utilities, at least once in the morning and once in the early evening, I click on these two. I make sure the user name and license has not been "kicked out."

    WinPrivacy's Blocked Programs -- anything in there that you know is good, right click on it and choose Allow Program. It will be moved to the Allowed area.

    WinAntiRansom's Programs -- for me, the least hassle is to make sure all known good programs, side EXEs are green-clicked [by the program and/or by me] in the PreEmptive Strike column.
    **Think of lawyers for both sides pre-emptively striking a potential juror from having to be further grilled and vetted. That is the pre-emptive strike within WinAntiRansom. **

    WinAntiRansom's SafeZone.
    Doesn't protect programs, utilities, EXEs.
    It simply allows the end-user to specify which applications, utilities, reader/writer, programs,
    are allowed to view, read from, write to data files, zip files,
    that have been copied into or moved into said Safe Zone.

    In short, walk the dogs at least twice a day.
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  2.    29 Oct 2015 #2
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    WinAntiRansom's SafeZone.
    Doesn't protect programs, utilities, EXEs.
    It simply allows the end-user to specify which applications, utilities, reader/writer, programs,
    are allowed to view, read from, write to data files, zip files,
    that have been copied into or moved into said Safe Zone.
    Again, walk the dogs at least twice a day.
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  3.    30 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    You fail to mention that WinAntiRansom is still in Beta.

    Actually, I doubt anyone not familiar with Bret and Winpatrol would have a clue to what you are referring.

    http://www.winpatrol.com/
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  4.    30 Oct 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathStalker View Post
    You fail to mention that WinAntiRansom is still in Beta. Actually, I doubt anyone not familiar with Bret and Winpatrol would have a clue to what you are referring. http://www.winpatrol.com/
    True, however, anyone having just downloaded them, just starting to use them, or, even thinking about trying those two, might be interested. Otherwise, this thread's a ghosttown.
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  5.    01 Nov 2015 #5
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    Since I run a decent AV software/ firewall plus Malwarebytes plus I frequently do backups I'm not really afraid of ransom ware. I think the whole Windows security market is running amok, offering more and more tools nobody really needs. All known threats can be dealt with using the decades old tools like AV software, firewall and backups plus common sense while surfing the web.
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  6.    01 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by altae View Post
    Since I run a decent AV software/ firewall plus Malwarebytes plus I frequently do backups I'm not really afraid of ransom ware. I think the whole Windows security market is running amok, offering more and more tools nobody really needs. All known threats can be dealt with using the decades old tools like AV software, firewall and backups plus common sense while surfing the web.
    Well I don't know about DECADES (Norton and that other useless BLOATWARE program McAfee are decades old and I would put either one of those on an enemies computer,) but Winpatrol is over ten years old (that's one decade for the slow lol).

    While I'm glad that in today's world of constantly changing technology that YOU are a Luddite relying on yesterdays technology, some of us aren't and prefer today's solutions for today's problems.

    Bragging about not being hacked is like bragging about NOT having cancer. Nothing YOU do really effects either one, but there ARE things you can do to make the event less likely. If Annonymous can hack the FBI, I imagine that if they wanted they could hack you.

    Why do people come to a thread about a product they have NEVER heard of and then talk about how bad it is and how no one needs it?
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  7.    01 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Well have it your way. Fact is nobody needs a dedicated tool to protect themselves from ransom ware. What generally helps against viruses/ malware also helps against ransom ware. And the best is, users with all those hyper protecting programs usually end up posting something like: "Buhuu, my pc with 100 security suites running is so slow, what can I do?".
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  8.    01 Nov 2015 #8
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    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Just a note, most ransomware use powershell, Windows scripting and some bitlocker to work.
    Disable those and you are pretty much protected. they are not needed by common users.
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  9.    01 Nov 2015 #9
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    The big advantage for WinAntiRansom, for me, is the ease in which I can "tell" Windows which programs are allowed to read from, write to, in WAR's SafeZone. Right now, it's Beta, and it's causing a little trouble with my Mozilla Thunderbird. I hope the nonBeta versions will iron out the heebie-jeebies.
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