Windows 10: Ransomware Protection?

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  1.    13 Jun 2016 #11

    I use cruelsister's config of Comodo Firewall except I do allow notifications. Video Review - Comodo Firewall 8 2 0 4508 Setup and Test Part 2 | MalwareTips.com Nice and light and no impact on download speed. It's what she uses and she tests all sorts.
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  2.    14 Jun 2016 #12

    I tried Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware and it uninstalled Word 2016 from my computer. It is (or was) a well known bug. For me it was kinda annoying, so I decided not to use it. I´ll try it again when it leaves its beta state. I haven´t tried other anti-ransomware software though.
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       03 Jul 2016 #13

    I'd recommend to turn off macro in MS Office and install Malwarebytes Antiransomware or Bitdefender Crypto-Ransomware Vaccine.
    And you must must keep backups of all your important information somewhere other then on the computer you are backing up.
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  4.    03 Jul 2016 #14

    Nobody has mentioned the best protection - make regular image backups. Get a ransom attack - who cares, wipe pc and restore backup image.
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       03 Jul 2016 #15

    Hi:

    bekky said: View Post
    I'd recommend to turn off macro in MS Office and install Malwarebytes Antiransomware or Bitdefender Crypto-Ransomware Vaccine.
    And you must must keep backups of all your important information somewhere other then on the computer you are backing up.
    Good advice.

    Just a word of caution -- MBARW-BETA is still pretty unstable BETA software with a lot of false positives and bugs.
    As mentioned HERE:

    As this is the very first beta we do encourage beta users to install the product in non-production environments for testing purposes only.
    (The technology will eventually be merged into Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. But, for now, it's a standalone BETA application.)

    Cheers,
    MM
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  6.    08 Jul 2016 #16

    Yep, the only real protection against ransomware are backups. I've got images of all my partitions (system partition included). So I'm not afraid of ransomware.
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  7. Posts : 13,278
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       08 Jul 2016 #17

    As cereberus mentioned, making a backup/system image can be a lifesaver when ransomware strikes. Preparation for a worst case scenario is the best defense measure.

    Make the system image on a external HDD/FD, one that is not constantly connected to the PC. Keep 3 or 4 earlier system images on it also in addition to the current one. This way if you inadvertently make one with malware, you have a copy from earlier.

    System Image - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    09 Jul 2016 #18

    I totally agree. A restorable system image is the best defense. Takes 15 minutes or less, and about the same to restore. I do one at least once a week and then rotate out the oldest one. I also have a separate backup of just data files (photos, music, videos, etc.).
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  9.    09 Jul 2016 #19

    I agree with the backup solutions. Unless your gran regularly makes silly mistakes, the average person won't need this software.
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  10. Posts : 206
    Windows 10 1703 Build 15063.296
       10 Jul 2016 #20

    altae said: View Post
    Yep, the only real protection against ransomware are backups. I've got images of all my partitions (system partition included). So I'm not afraid of ransomware.
    I agree completely with this. However, I also have CryptoPrevent (Free) installed as added protection. So far no problems with it and I "feel" a little safer. This is a reliable app and I've had it a couple years.
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