CryptoPrevent Malware Prevention – d7xTech.com (formerly Foolish IT) https://www.d7xtech.com Computer Repair Software - PC Tech Utilities - Malware Prevention Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:09:34 -0400 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 42914034 CryptoPrevent free edition discontinued… https://www.d7xtech.com/2018/04/cryptoprevent-free-edition-discontinued/ Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:57:58 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=14348 We deeply regret to announce the discontinuation of CryptoPrevent’s free edition.

When CryptoPrevent first began in 2013, it was a unique and effective product aimed at stopping a new and unique threat, and as the years have passed the free edition has been invaluable not only to the protection of countless users, but also to the growth of the product and to this company as it spread by reputation, effectiveness, and at no cost for anyone to use.

As for the malicious software known as “ransomware” that necessitated the first versions of CryptoPrevent, the last 5 years have also seen massive increases in distribution and infection rates, with percentages climbing each year at enormous rates, such as the reported 6000% increase in 2016.  To search for “ransomware” with the word “percentage” or other words like “increase” or “statistics” and you’ll see it has dominated more traditional forms of malicious infection.

Although there has been a cost for us, at one time this was absorbed by our premium edition (offering automatic updating and other added convenience features to the free protections.)  In fact, sales of the premium edition also allowed growth in staff and resources, and this made providing support possible, as well as driving many improvements to the product that keep it worth your dollars today in a now saturated market.

For these reasons we continue to watch the free edition of CryptoPrevent grow, which still provides all protection features for free, and this increased usage has also greatly increased the resources required to offer the free edition.  While we do wish that we could continue offering a free edition, we feel that at this time we should refocus our resources and efforts solely on paid product offerings.

Download from MajorGeeks.com!

What will happen to the free edition?

Existing copies of CryptoPrevent will continue to provide the current protections as expected, but will not update beyond version 9.1.0.0, the final update for the free edition.  You will still be able to download this final version of the free edition from 3rd party download mirrors such as MajorGeeks.com or Softpedia.com, however we will no longer offer the download from our website.

An existing installation of the free edition can be updated to the latest version at any time (without losing your pre-configured settings) by purchasing a license.

What happens when a purchased CryptoPrevent license expires?

In the past CryptoPrevent reverted to the free edition after the expiration of a license term, which still allowed usage of the protection features but disabled automatic/scheduled updates as well as other non-protection and convenience features.  With the free edition now discontinued, we do not want these systems left unprotected even for a minute, therefore CryptoPrevent will remain a fully active product after the expiration of the license term, although any support or updates will be discontinued.

To be clear, an expired product license will lose the ability to receive product and definition updates as expected, but all protections and features will remain fully functional after your license expires.  This effectively makes CryptoPrevent a one-time purchase, with updates included throughout the purchased license/subscription term only (some software vendors will refer to this as an included “product maintenance” period.)

  • Please note:  When definition updates are disabled due to an expired license, you will no longer have the ability to enable or disable the Extended Hash Definitions option.  The currently selected option when the subscription expires will remain in effect unless you re-subscribe to enable update functionality.

To restore update functionality and receive the current version of the software, with any newer features since your license expired, you can purchase a new license at any time.

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CryptoPrevent v9.1.0.0 Released https://www.d7xtech.com/2018/04/cryptoprevent-v9-1-0-0-released/ Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:14:42 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=14328 v9.1.0.0 (April 25th, 2018)

    • Corrected an issue where offline installation of CryptoPrevent may cause major exception to occur
    • Corrected possible issue of an unexpected reboot when updates are applied
    • Added a command line parameter for Bulk/White-Label editions to be able to apply update schedule back to what was set at time of install (/applyINIUpdate)
    • Expired subscriptions will retain all premium product functionality except updating to future versions & definitions
    • Free versions have update functionality disabled for future product versions and definitions
    • Bulk versions can now create their own installer without having to submit and receive their installers, this allows for creating a custom installer for a particular client with a set number of installations defined
    • A couple other minor bug fixes for CryptoPrevent, Monitor service, and the Tray application

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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CryptoPrevent v9.0.0.1 Released https://www.d7xtech.com/2018/04/cryptoprevent-v9-0-0-1-released/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:08 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=14207 v9.0.0.1 (April 11th, 2018)

    • Added a large number of additional ransomware patterns for the HoneyPot Detections
    • Added notification if definitions or the application is updated during the important version update check at each start of the application
    • Added a date updated beside definitions on main interface
    • Added additional verification for the Visual C++ 2010 x86 being installed
    • Premium versions now use a faster server for downloading updates than the Free version
    • Several other minor bug fixes for CryptoPrevent, Monitor service, and the Tray application

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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CryptoPrevent v9.0.0.0 Released https://www.d7xtech.com/2018/01/cryptoprevent-v9-0-0-0-released/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:49:41 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=13826 v9.0.0.0 (January 17th, 2017)

    • User Interface Updated-adds additional explanation on features and functionality as well as streamlines options
    • Maintenance options have been added which are powered by d7x technology (manually running maintenance is available under the Free and Premium versions, scheduling automated maintenance is a premium feature only)
    • FolderWatch HoneyPot and the Quick Access tray are now available for usage under the free license; this makes all the protections CryptoPrevent provides free for personal usages
    • Program Filter has been updated to work with additional file execution situations
    • Corrected an issue where subscriptions keys may show as expired or invalid prior to subscription running out
    • Updates have been completely re-written for performance and lower bandwidth usage
    • Update feature has been added where CryptoPrevent will automatically apply any critical updates when opened (applies to the Free and Premium versions)
    • Several performance improvements for CryptoPrevent and the Monitor service
    • Several bug fixes for CryptoPrevent and the Monitor service

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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CryptoPrevent v8.0.4.3 Released https://www.d7xtech.com/2017/10/cryptoprevent-v8-0-4-3-released/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:43:47 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=13037 v8.0.4.3 (October 5th, 2017)

  • Performance increases for save/load of Bulk/White-Label configurations
  • Performance increases in the application of Bulk/White-Label settings at time of install
  • Performance increases on application startup
  • Several other minor performance improvements
  • Corrected issue where blacklist command line option may have whitelisted in some cases
  • Bulk registration data is now handled entirely via HTTPS (Note registration data was always encrypted prior to being sent, this mainly eliminated a fallback v7 Bulk communication method)
  • Several other minor bug fixes
  • New FolderWatch/HoneyPot options (see more here)
  • HoneyPot Detection Message shows details about detected event and file detected
  • HoneyPot Detection Message gives the option to go back into windows explorer (instead of just shutdown or reboot)
  • Subscription Information shown in a tab in the interface
  • Debug submission available under subscription tab (so this is a premium only option to email support with debug info attached)
  • Additional HoneyPot Detections for new ransomware variants
  • Management Console ready (A management console is in the works and being up to date with this version should prepare the clients for this ability on its release)

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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CryptoPrevent v8.0.4.2 Released https://www.d7xtech.com/2017/06/cryptoprevent-v8-0-4-2-released/ Sun, 04 Jun 2017 00:51:22 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=12647 v8.0.4.2 (June 3rd, 2017)

  • Major improvements in Memory usage across all executables (CryptoPrevent.exe, CryptoPreventMonSvc.exe, CryptoPreventNotification.exe), memory usage will decrease over time for the real-time as well as less usage on initial launches.
  • Corrected an issue where White-Label Creator was not updating the CryptoPrevent.exe launcher file in the includes folder which is used to create installers (you can delete this file and then re-open the WL Creator to force an update now)
  • SRP Whitelist is now sorted on initial loading and when updated
  • FolderWatch Custom Folders list is now sorted on initial loading and when updated
  • Fixed issue where services may not start via CLI options
  • Fixed issue where HoneyPot files might not be removed when FolderWatch has been disabled
  • Fixed issue where HoneyPot files might not be removed when Custom Folder is removed
  • Add/Removing Custom Folders to FolderWatch will now apply instantly
  • Fixed issue where services may be removed but not re-installed when changing various definition files or email settings

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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CryptoPrevent v8.0.4.1 Released https://www.d7xtech.com/2017/06/cryptoprevent-v8-0-4-1-released/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:49:46 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=12639 v8.0.4.1 (June 1st, 2017)

  • Fixed graphical issue where verifying settings might not disappear on first run of application
  • Added additional HoneyPot Detection Rules
  • Added changes to HoneyPot Detection rules that may cause false positives
  • Added fix for possible issue with HoneyPot Detection not being able to verify current HoneyPot files
  • Possible fix for issues with CLI options possibly not starting services as expected
  • Fixed QuickAccess Notification Tray to update on the fly with protection changes
  • Added Restore Previous Protections option to Main GUI, QuickAccess Tray, and CLI option of /revertsettings
  • Possible fix for Monitor Service consuming large amounts of RAM
  • Minor performance improvements when handling SRP protections from GUI and CLI options

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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CryptoPrevent v8.0.4.0 Released https://www.d7xtech.com/2017/05/cryptoprevent-v8-0-4-0-released/ Thu, 25 May 2017 03:12:09 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=12618 v8.0.4.0 (May 24th, 2017)

  • Fixed graphical issue with policy numbers applied being shown in the policy editor
  • Added additional email settings CLI
    • /emailusername=”user@addy.com”
    • /emailsamesendtofromaddy
      • or use the following together:
        • /emailfromaddy=”user@addy.com”
        • /emailsendtoaddy=”user@addy.com”
    • /emailpassword=”password”
    • /emailserver=”serverAddress”
    • /emailport=”portNumber”
    • /emailauthenable
      • (Add =0 to disable)
    • /emailstarttlsenable
      • (Add =0 to disable)
    • /emailsslenable
      • (Add =0 to disable)
    • /clientemailid=”Client ID to be added to Email Subject”
    • /emaillocksettings
      • (Add =0 to disable)
      • Only applies to Bulk or White-Label Editions
  • d7x Rule Variables now add environment variable as well as expanded paths
    • https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x/killemall/rule-variables/
  • Revised how SRP protection locations are handled
    • Corrects issue where counts may have been off
    • Corrects issue where same policy may have been added more than once from CLI options
  • Added Debugging ability to the QuickAccess Notification Tray
    • Currently debugging information is fairly limited but this will improve over new revisions if additional debugging information is required
    • /debug when run from a command prompt with or without admin rights depending on the testing needed
  • Improved Multi-User support for QuickAccess Notification Tray
  • Bulk & White-Label Edition Installers Updated
    • Waits for installation to complete prior to showing finished  button on non-silent installations
    • Silent installations wait on installers completion if being scripted now as well
    • Fixed possible issues with systems not restarting after install when selected to do so from the Bulk-Creator
    • Debug mode will be enabled by default on all Bulk Edition installs for the installation portion only
      • This can be used to check for problems if something doesn’t work correctly in the Bulk Edition installation on a particular system
  • Fixed possible issue with HoneyPot Detection triggering on changing of protections

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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CryptoPrevent v8.0.3.9 Released https://www.d7xtech.com/2017/05/cryptoprevent-v8-0-3-9-released/ Fri, 19 May 2017 23:58:16 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=12609 v8.0.3.9 (May 19th, 2017)

  • Major performance increase when apply protections
    • from the command line and from the GUI
  • Corrected issues with Windows 8-10 Scaling
    • DPI changes could still cause problems if defined manually and not with the scaling in Windows
    • Windows XP-7 will still get warning
  • Corrected minor interface issue
    • Issue resulted in some changes in 8.0.3.8
      • Unable to read tabs, but still clickable
      • GUI subtabs looked step sided/pushed to the right some
    • Applied to the Protection Settings sub tabs
    • Applied to the Policy Editor sub tabs

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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CryptoPrevent v8.0.3.8 Released https://www.d7xtech.com/2017/05/cryptoprevent-v8-0-3-8-released/ Fri, 19 May 2017 20:02:12 +0000 http://www.foolishit.com/?p=12606 v8.0.3.8 (May 19th, 2017)

  • Added an alert for Windows XP-7 to inform of high DPI setting and recommend lowering it while applying protections
    • Windows 8 & 10 do not get the alert but the interface is usable with only slight visual issues on increased scaling settings
    • Youtube video going over how to change DPI settings can be found here: https://youtu.be/biuNjFnoqPI
  • Removed a couple rules for HoneyPot Detection that could cause false positives with some file types
    • If you receive any false positive alerts with HoneyPot Detection please continue send us the event information from the History tab so we can get exceptions added when needed

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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