CryptoPrevent v2.5 has just been released with a few changes, including a new layer of protection against malicious software. How often have you seen executable trojan droppers for malware disguised as a document? If you have any experience in the field, the answer should be FREQUENTLY. This particular tactic of malware relies on the fact […]
Recent changes: v2.4 – implemented the option to check for updates direct from this website within the application itself. v2.3 – relaxed protection methods on Vista+ OSes as rules of prior versions were blocking some executables running from %temp% directories which could cause certain application installations to fail unless you temporarily removed protection during the […]
After being tested on some systems, the protection wasn’t working for temporarily extracted executables from archive files. What I discovered was in software protection policies, the %temp% environment variable simply wasn’t expanding as expected. It is a complete MYSTERY to me why it works with %appdata% and not %temp%. Thanks for the unpredictable behavior, Microsoft! […]
v2.0 v2.0.1 of my Cryptolocker prevention utility has been released with new whitelisting capabilities and command line parameters for scripting! UDPATE: v2.0 had a bug in the whitelisting component which didn’t work on some systems, it is fixed in v2.0.1 and is tested on all platforms. http://www.d7xtech.com/cryptoprevent-malware-prevention/ New functionality: Automatically whitelist all EXEs currently located in %appdata% […]
With all this mess about Cryptolocker going around, a lot of folks are looking to immunize themselves from this nasty bit of malware which will encrypt user files and hold them for ransom. Removal of the malware is easy with d7, but there is no known method to decrypt the files except by paying the […]
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