We put CryptoPrevent’s HoneyPot Detection protection up against the latest WannaCry Ransomware (also known as WanaCrypt0r and WCry using the .WCRY extension). It was able to block and kill the ransomware quickly where only two honeypot files were encrypted and no legitimate files on the system were affected. It was also able to kill the […]
While we feel CryptoPrevent is one of the best antivirus supplements on the market, we don’t want to provide the illusion that it’s all you need to protect yourself. There are many other methods you must employ to protect yourself and your data from infections. Having several defenses provides the most protections against all of […]
This was posted on Slashdot.org today: itwbennett writes: Researchers from Kaspersky Lab and the Dutch Public Prosecution Service have obtained the last set of encryption keys from command-and-control servers that were used by CoinVault and Bitcryptor,’ writes Lucian Constantin. ‘Those keys have been uploaded to Kaspersky’s ransomware decrypt or service that was originally set up […]
How to stay safe? You would restrict write permissions on the file servers as much as possible. Make sure to educate the users to contact IT if they encounter any suspicious pop-ups. Use advanced endpoint protection that can identify any and all new malware variants and detect any malicious traffic. Make time for regular offline […]
How it works? A ransomware attack will go through five stages from the time it is installed on your computer, until you see the warning on your computer screen. Step One: INSTALLATION – After a victim’s computer is infected, the ransomware will installs itself, and sets keys in the Windows Registry to start automatically every […]
Where is Ransomware? Ransomware can be found everywhere. We thought that the well known file-encrypting ransomware, as known as CryptoLocker, was over and done with after law enforcement knocked out its infrastructure last year, but CryptoLocker , as well as other variations of malware, are back. Ransomware is a form of malware that will prevent […]
ShadowExplorer (www.shadowexplorer.com) is an awesome application which I’ve used as a PC Technician many times in the past. It is used to provide a graphical ‘front-end’ interface for a rather complicated command line utility called VSSADMIN.EXE (an internal Windows component) which handles “Volume Shadow Copies” of files made by Windows. These are sort of ‘backups’ in a […]
#1 Question: Will this protect against new ‘Crypto’ malware such as CryptoDefense, CryptoWall, etc., and their newer v2, v3, and future variants? A number of new CryptoLocker clones have emerged that can also be prevented by CryptoPrevent. The majority of these are protected against by default protections with their older versions, but newer variants are coming out that can only be […]
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