Windows 10: Sr. Citizen On Protecting Against Crypto, etc. On New PC ?

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  1.    16 Nov 2015 #11

    CryptoPrevent will stop unknown applications from running from within your AppData folder.
    Backup programs which use file versioning, such as CrashPlan, will help you successfully recover from an encryption attack.
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  2.    16 Nov 2015 #12

    simrick said: View Post
    CryptoPrevent will stop unknown applications from running from within your AppData folder.
    Backup programs which use file versioning, such as CrashPlan, will help you successfully recover from an encryption attack.
    Yes, CryptoPrevent is definitely part of the solution. It will block malware from running in a number of locations in addition to AppData.

    @OP

    The free version is fully functional; you only need to run the updater manually. In addition HitmanPro.Alert has the ability to block the encryption process itself. Use both since one is static and the active. See here:

    CryptoWall 3 and CTB-Locker defeated by HitmanPro.Alert - YouTube

    As others have already stated a regular data backup is the only 100% guarantee that your data is safe, but using these utilities that are specifically designed to block crypto-ransomware will potentially save you a lot of grief and hassle.

    I would absolutely not trust Windows defender to protect against crypto-ransomware.
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