Windows 10: AVLab ransomware test/October 2016
AVLab ransomware test/October 2016
AVLab ransomware test/October 2016
Full pdf report: https://avlab.pl/sites/default/files...ransomware.pdf
For software indented for protecting home users and micro businesses computers:
Arcabit Internet Security
Comodo Cloud Antivirus
Emsisoft Internet Security 11
Emsisoft Internet Security 12
G DATA Internet Security
Kaspersky Internet Security 2017
Qihoo 360 Total Security
Trend Micro Internet Security 2017
Voodoo Shield Pro
Zemana Antimalware Premium
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
Avast Internet Security 2016
Avira Internet Security Suite
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
Bitdefender Internet Security 2017
Dr. Web Space Security
ESET Smart Security 10 (BETA)
TrustPort Internet Security
Avast Free Antivirus 2016
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition
AVG Internet Security
Comodo Internet Security 8
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus
ESET Smart Security 9
FortiClient FreeNorton Security
Panda Internet Security
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
McAfee LiveSafeWebroot SecureAnywhere Comlpete
Avira Free Antivirus
Dr Web Katana
Panda Free Antivirus
Comodo Internet Security Pro 10 (BETA)
Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware (BETA)
For software indented for protecting small and medium businesses workstations:
Arcabit Endpoint Security
Comodo ONE Enterprise
Emsisoft Anti-Malware for endpoints
F-Secure Protection Servicefor Business
G DATA Client Security Business
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows
Seqrite Endpoint SecurityEnterprise Suite
Sophos Endpoint Protection
Avast for Business Endpoint Security
AVAST for Business Basic
Avira AntiVirus Business Edition
Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Toolfor Business
Panda Adaptive Defense
Avira Antivirus for Endpoint
ESET Endpoint Security
- none -
Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security
Last edited by RubberDucky; 10 Nov 2016 at 23:23.
Retired ol' hound
Thanks for the interesting info.
I use Kaspersky Internet Security since I get it free from my bank. However, I have some concerns since it's a Russian firm - but is a US firm any safer considering US government influence?
the BEST protection against Ransomware is a CLEAN BACKUP -- then if you are unfortunate enough to get Ransomware simply RESTORE system -- don't shut down normally - POWER OFF immediately via Power switch and restore your system from backup say on USB device. If in "Paranoia mode" then format HDD also before restoring - but usually a system restore will be just fine.
I wonder though how many people have actually had Ransomware -- it seems to come from email links --I can't believe after the number of warnings people have against opening unknown email links etc they still fall into the trap.
One problem with AV software is how do you distinguish between a Normal (application type) program and a piece of malware. Unless you have an up to date image of every possible program on the planet AV wont detect a lot of these.
AV software can detect if central resources etc are being attacked such as altering HDD boot sectors or fiddling with the kernel -- but say you wrote a standard piece of basic code to read a directory and write Hex'00' to every file in the directory I'm not sure if Any AV program would detect this as a rogue program - especially if YOU are running it - even as a background program.
One can quite easily WRECK a system just by bad (or deliberate) programming without having to make any "memory calls", BIOS calls, use Windows undocumented special features etc.
Just try it on a VM if you can do any coding and see if your AV detects it !!!!! - Save any critical data first before trying this experiment --which is why I suggest doing this on an ISOLATED VM not connected to your HOST / LAN via a network.
The main security problem with Windows is the design of Windows itself on Home computers -- usually SINGLE USER systems where user is "The system administrator" and has access to all the resources.
At least with Linux you have to run as root to do serious damage - although any user can destroy their own files by accident easily enough..
People need to specify a bit more "What are they actually protecting themselves against" - the answers might be quite interesting of course.
Be nice to all, please?!
WD last, as always, who would have thought?! I wonder, what happens, once they implement ATP, it looks promising.
I think I am gonna replace Avast Free on my mom's computer to Qihoo Essential again. Hope it will run better this time.
Something to watch, if you are interested in ransomware's detection: www.youtube.com/channel/UC6rpY1_vDoNV2AhS63enMZg
Flight Team Leader
Just curious, what is indented software?
also nobody seems to answer my question is on "What exactly is malware", how do you identify it correctly and why isn't a badly written or intentional user program such as my example as reading a file directory with a simple visual basic program (or even any FREE version of Basic / or a script) which can then write Hex '00' to every file in the directory regarded as "Malware".
I should think simple program like that - can't be more than a few lines of code -- could do a lot of damage and in my book that definitely would be classed as malware if run uncontrolled on people's computers.
I imagine when the report says "software indented for" they mean "software intended for".
Flight Team Leader
Most likely. Guess somebody didn't proof read.
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