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  1.    19 Jul 2016 #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by doriandiaconu View Post
    I know it's a paid product and I'm willing to spend money on a good protection for PC. Right now I'm using Windows Defender + MBAM Free + MBAE + MBAR. But people keep claiming that MBAR is not stable. So I thought that that instead of it I should use Hitman. But hitman is also a antimalware software.

    Should I keep MBAE + WD + MBAM free + cryptoprevent?
    That's basically what I use. But I have redundant backups, and even if I get hit, I have regular backups that are not connected to the system, so they won't be encrypted. (Because if I ever got hit with a ransomware, I would be restoring from backups.) But this requires the user to manage backups regularly. Sometimes, depending on what you are hit with, your paid program company can help you recover (if possible). For example, with a backup program like Crashplan, which does file versioning, they assist their customers with file recovery. Another example is Macrium Reflect (free or paid). Making regular images of your hard drive and keeping those images offline makes system restoration quite painless.

    How far you want to take your protection depends on your "computer savviness", your computer usage and the safety net(s) you have in place. Best practise is 3-2-1: Three rotating backups, two on-site and one off-site. If you can depend on yourself to maintain redundant backups with at least one set offline at any given time, then the above should be fine. Unfortunately, most average users don't maintain regular backups. Users who regularly visit questionable sites, do a lot of torrenting, tend to open emails and attachments that are questionable, etc., might be best off with something like HitmanPro.Alert or the paid version of MBAM when they finally incorporate the anti-ransomware (MBARW) feature.

    Hope that helps!
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  2.    20 Jul 2016 #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digmor Crusher View Post
    Basically they are either an anti-executable or use a software restriction policy.
    Isn't that what Windows UAC is?
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  3.    20 Jul 2016 #33
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)

    Quote Originally Posted by doriandiaconu View Post
    I know it's a paid product and I'm willing to spend money on a good protection for PC. Right now I'm using Windows Defender + MBAM Free + MBAE + MBAR. But people keep claiming that MBAR is not stable. So I thought that that instead of it I should use Hitman. But hitman is also a antimalware software.

    Should I keep MBAE + WD + MBAM free + cryptoprevent?
    To add to what @simrick already mentioned...

    MBAM Free does NOT provide protection. It is only a manual, on-demand scanner to help REMOVE malware already on the system. If you want real-time protection to help PREVENT infection, you will need the paid, Premium version.

    As far as anti-exploit, MBAE Free does shield many browsers & plug-ins. The paid, Premium version also can be configured to shield any internet-facing application, not just browsers. A similar, paid product is HitmanPro Alert.

    As far as anti-ransomware products, there are a few options. MBARW-beta (Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware BETA) is only one option. But it is ~unstable, standalone BETA software and should not be used in a production environment at this time. Eventually, the technology will be merged into MBAM. You may wish to use another anti-ransomware product at this time.

    Please be aware: no security application or collection of applications can protect 100% of computers from 100% of malware 100% of the time. The most critical security component for any system is the part between the chair and keyboard.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  4.    20 Jul 2016 #34

    Hi there

    the best software in the world can't protect against everything

    the best way is to REGULARLY have decent Image backups - clean ones of course --and then if you ever get any sort of Ransomwware on your system do the following

    1) Immediately POWER OFF -- don't shut down normally etc.
    2) Boot up your restore program (Acronis / Macrium etc are good ones)
    3) Wipe HDD and restore your Image

    Job done.

    I don't believe in ever using a cleansing program to repair a computer -- not that the software isn't any good it's just the principle. For example would you deliberately fly a defective plane and try and repair it in the air. I hope you'd do it on the ground with decent non defective equipment. If you regard the OS as the Engine of a computer and you know it's defective why would you try and use this same engine to repair it with -- much better to restore an uninfected version.

    So while A/V software might give you some protection - I'd never use an infected computer to "repair itself with". It's the same as flying a defective plane and repairing it while in the air !! --rather you than me. !!!

    ("There are Old Pilots and Bold Pilots" but you'll never see OLD,BOLD Pilots).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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