Windows 10: Ransomware Warning

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  1.    20 Mar 2016 #20

    I have discovered thee methods that offer much more protection than any anti-malware program ever has in the past.

    1. I run Firefox browser with Adblock Plus add-on installed. The difference in webpages without all the advertising is amazing. In addition since the ads containing malware never load, no malware problems!

    2. Be extremely careful when clicking OK or I Accept or even cancel. If it is a pop-up window in a browser, look for the little X that closes the window. If you can't find a little X that closes the windows, then Cntrl-Alt-Del and kill the browser process from task manager.

    3. Also, when installing programs/apps, always select the custom or advanced install option, even if you want the default program installed. Many times the undesired extra programs get installed because the user did not opt out or deselect them by not choosing the advanced or custom install option. And make sure the EULA (license agreement) that you are agreeing to is for the actual program that you want to install and not some included unwanted program bundled with it.

    Finally, if you do catch browser based malware, most of it can be eradicated with a good hard drive cleaning with CCleaner and windows built-in disk cleanup.

    I have seen many instances of malware slipping right by the anti-malware programs because the user inadvertently clicked accept to install the malware.
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  2. Posts : 12,834
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       20 Mar 2016 #21

    Winuser said: View Post
    I knew was beta when I installed it. I only installed it for testing. I will be testing it again after a few updates.
    Of course, I understood it. You know, that when it is out of beta it will be included in Malwarebytes Antimalware, but not for free.
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  3. Posts : 12,834
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       20 Mar 2016 #22

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I missed it, all links are already down, I was looking forward to some testing.
    There is a link to test file, which is not dangerous somewhere in Malwarebytes forum.
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  4. COMPUTIAC Guest
       20 Mar 2016 #23

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I have discovered thee methods that offer much more protection than any anti-malware program ever has in the past.

    1. I run Firefox browser with Adblock Plus add-on installed. The difference in webpages without all the advertising is amazing. In addition since the ads containing malware never load, no malware problems!

    2. Be extremely careful when clicking OK or I Accept or even cancel. If it is a pop-up window in a browser, look for the little X that closes the window. If you can't find a little X that closes the windows, then Cntrl-Alt-Del and kill the browser process from task manager.

    3. Also, when installing programs/apps, always select the custom or advanced install option, even if you want the default program installed. Many times the undesired extra programs get installed because the user did not opt out or deselect them by not choosing the advanced or custom install option. And make sure the EULA (license agreement) that you are agreeing to is for the actual program that you want to install and not some included unwanted program bundled with it.

    Finally, if you do catch browser based malware, most of it can be eradicated with a good hard drive cleaning with CCleaner and windows built-in disk cleanup.

    I have seen many instances of malware slipping right by the anti-malware programs because the user inadvertently clicked accept to install the malware.
    In response to your #3, I use this for the sneaky one's :
    Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear

    Proof it works.

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  5. Posts : 3,229
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       20 Mar 2016 #24

    AndreTen said: View Post
    There is a link to test file, which is not dangerous somewhere in Malwarebytes forum.
    Thanks, I have found some links to live ransomware specimen at malware domain lists.
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  6. Posts : 12,834
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       20 Mar 2016 #25

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Thanks, I have found some links to live ransomware specimen at malware domain lists.
    I wouldn't touch that with a mile long stick. Obviously, you like to live on the Edge.
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  7.    20 Mar 2016 #26

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Of course, I understood it. You know, that when it is out of beta it will be included in Malwarebytes Antimalware, but not for free.
    I'm using the life time paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware so if they do I'm ready. I haven't checked lately, They may have fixed the false positive with Office 365.
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  8. COMPUTIAC Guest
       20 Mar 2016 #27

    Winuser said: View Post
    I'm using the life time paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware so if they do I'm ready. I haven't checked lately, They may have fixed the false positive with Office 365.
    There might be a solution here :
    Search results - Malwarebytes Forums
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  •    20 Mar 2016 #28

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    In response to your #3, I use this for the sneaky one's :
    Unchecky - Keeps your checkboxes clear

    Proof it works.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	un.JPG 
Views:	65 
Size:	45.1 KB 
ID:	70543
    Thanks! I'll give it a try and see how it good works. :)
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  • COMPUTIAC Guest
       20 Mar 2016 #29

    Winuser said: View Post
    Thanks! I'll give it a try and see how it good works. :)
    You're welcome, if I did not use it myself I would not suggest it.
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