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  1.    22 May 2017 #1
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    Is CryptoPrevent 8 user friendly?


    I didn't get around to updating to version 8 as this program is easy to forget you have... Now I have reinstalled Windows I will probably reinstall it. I recall someone saying version 8 was not so user friendly as the old version, is that true? Is it still a good additional line of defence?
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  2.    22 May 2017 #2
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    No problems running it - until I just tried to launch it and it gave me a Net Framework related error.
    I reinstalled it and it's ok.

    Effectiveness? Well, hard to say..!
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  3.    22 May 2017 #3
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    What I meant was, it should still be a good additional line of defence... and it has the potential to pick up on threats other AV might not. I think it's pretty recommended around here, just have to remember to check for definition updates.
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  4.    22 May 2017 #4
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    I know what you asked- how can we (users) assess it?

    Your basic first stop is to maintain an offline backup.

    There are other tools: CyberReason Ransomfree; Norton produces a tool - I just saw a mention of it- and I also have Bitdefender's AntiRansomware.

    And you might consider a white-listing program.
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  5.    23 May 2017 #5
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    I must admit v8 is not as user-friendly as older versions. I have just downloaded the RansomFree by Cybereason to see how it is.
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  6.    23 May 2017 #6
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    Ok. I have tried RansomFree by Cybereason on a newly formatted PC and I have found out that it's loading time is quite long. I don't know about its effectiveness though. Next time I am going to try the BitDefender one.
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  7.    23 May 2017 #7
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    Hi, just curious- loading time - at what stage? What did you notice? Thanks
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  8.    23 May 2017 #8
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    Would this RansomFree need to be run instead of Cryptoprevent i.e. you should not run both? Do you suspect this program is better than Cryptoprevent?

    @dalchina

    Can you
    reiterate why you might want a white-listing program?
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  9.    24 May 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, just curious- loading time - at what stage? What did you notice? Thanks
    It takes a little to show its icon at the notification tray, even after everything else has loaded (MBAE, WD, etc). Other than that, no real reason to worry about if it is doing its work properly. Could it be it may be using some services and such? I forgot to check that.
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  10.    24 May 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kol12 View Post

    @dalchina

    Can you
    reiterate why you might want a white-listing program?
    Simple- if a program is NOT in the white list, when an attempt is made to execute it, the user has to approve that.

    A large prompt appears warning the user about various aspects of the program.

    Years ago Zonealarm's firewall used to do this.
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