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  1.    13 Jun 2016 #11
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Melbourne
    Posts : 6
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    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
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 21
    Windows 10

    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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  3.    03 Jul 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    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
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,368
    Windows10

    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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  5.    03 Jul 2016 #15
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)

    Hi:

    Quote Originally Posted by bekky 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
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 401
    Windows 10 Pro

    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.    08 Jul 2016 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
    Posts : 16,132
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition

    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
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Salem, Oregon
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10

    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.    10 Jul 2016 #20
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Oklahoma City
    Posts : 268
    Windows 10 1703 Build 15063

    Quote Originally Posted by altae 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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