AVLab ransomware test/October 2016

  1.    10 Nov 2016 #1

    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:

    Best +++

    Arcabit Internet Security
    Comodo Cloud Antivirus
    Emsisoft Internet Security 11
    Emsisoft Internet Security 12
    Foltyn SecurityShield
    F-Secure SAFE
    G DATA Internet Security
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2017
    Qihoo 360 Total Security
    SecureAPlus Premium
    Trend Micro Internet Security 2017
    Voodoo Shield Pro
    Zemana Antimalware Premium
    ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

    Best ++
    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
    Sophos HOME

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    McAfee LiveSafeWebroot SecureAnywhere Comlpete
    Avira Free Antivirus
    Dr Web Katana
    Panda Free Antivirus
    Comodo Internet Security Pro 10 (BETA)
    Windows Defender
    Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware (BETA)

    For software indented for protecting small and medium businesses workstations:

    Best +++
    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
    Bitdefender GravityZone
    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.
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  2.    10 Nov 2016 #2


    Thanks for the interesting info.
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  3.    11 Nov 2016 #3

    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?
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  4. jimbo45's Avatar
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       14 Nov 2016 #4

    Hi there

    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.

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       14 Nov 2016 #5

    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:
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       14 Nov 2016 #6

    Just curious, what is indented software?
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  7. jimbo45's Avatar
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       15 Nov 2016 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Just curious, what is indented software?
    Hi there

    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.

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  8.    15 Nov 2016 #8

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Just curious, what is indented software?
    Autocorrect/spelling error?

    I imagine when the report says "software indented for" they mean "software intended for".
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       15 Nov 2016 #9

    lx07 said: View Post
    Autocorrect/spelling error?

    I imagine when the report says "software indented for" they mean "software intended for".
    Most likely. Guess somebody didn't proof read.
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