Windows 10: Sr. Citizen On Protecting Against Crypto, etc. On New PC ?
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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.
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.
Sr. Citizen now, very,and frankly not all that sharp with this "stuff" anymore.
Would be most grateful for any help.
Have had W7 for many years, was "happy" with it, but new desktop (DELL XPS 8900) due to arrive
in a few days is...
Sr. Citizen now, and would appreciate some help..
Have had an HP Desktop for a number of years.
Not perfect, but have had good luck with it. Time for a new one, though.
Am considering another, new Desktop with W10.
Guess I will be getting the "Home" edition for W10 on a new Desktop.
I understand that it is avail. in a 64 bit version also.
For a very typical home user (Desktop) with no gaming, etc., but lots of internet "surfing", does...