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Windows 7: Malwarebytes Premium issues

28 Aug 2014   #31
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Cryptolocker

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urbanspaceman1 View Post
I contacted Foolish IT and asked if it was possible to prevent their latest (7.1) version from removing my gadgets, that was on Monday and I haven't had a response. Maybe they'll move a little faster if you are giving them money - which I'm not, of course.
Otherwise: the early incarnation of CryptoPrevent is co-existing happily with MBAM Premium.
I haven't explored Crypto Guard yet.
Cryptolocker: I tried a few solutions including Cryptoguard but in the end settled for Bitdefender's Anti-Crypto portable and still have it. I don't use it though.

I use a couple of other methods.

Detect any executable (any extension) without a valid signature that's not in the trusted certificate list and prompt for action if it attempts to run:

Malwarebytes Premium issues-trusted-certificate.jpg

I can't actually recommend this software without testing the new version. I'm sticking with the old version for now.

Warning if any executable (any extension) is created or modified with the option to quarantine:

Malwarebytes Premium issues-spy-spy.jpg

I'm the sort of person who likes pop-ups! I like to know what's going on.

Also I use EMET. I've noticed that a beta version of flash player has been released - that usually means that there will be a new patched version released within a few days.

There's a flash exploit currently doing the rounds. See:

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/exploi...k-exploit-kit/




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28 Aug 2014   #32
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

@Callender
I thank you for your input but I'm afraid I don't understand it.
I may have given the impression I was more accomplished than is actually true; it happens a lot I'm afraid.
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31 Aug 2014   #33
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Hitman Pro Alert

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urbanspaceman1 View Post
@Callender
I thank you for your input but I'm afraid I don't understand it.
I may have given the impression I was more accomplished than is actually true; it happens a lot I'm afraid.
No problem! I've just remembered another solution that I use. HitmanPro.Alert has built in CryptoLocker prevention. All you need to do is configure the settings screen.

Download: HitmanPro.Alert 2 - SurfRight

To adjust settings when HitmanPro.Alert is up and running just click the following:

C:\Program Files (x86)\HitmanPro.Alert\hmpalert.exe

Malwarebytes Premium issues-hitmanpro-alert-1.jpg

Malwarebytes Premium issues-hitmanpro.alert-2.jpg


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31 Aug 2014   #34
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Hi Callender. Thank-you for your perseverance, it is much appreciated. I've downloaded HMPalert2 because, apart from all else, I didn't receive a reply from Foolish IT: am I out of line for being rather peeved that they just ignored a request for info via their internal communications portal?
Anyway, I just wondered if I should remove CryptoPrevent? I read that CryptoGuard works in a totally different fashion and can happily co-exist with CP. HMPalert2 looks like some good protection; I am much obliged.
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31 Aug 2014   #35
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
CryptoPrevent

CryptoPrevent creates software restriction policies that prevent executables from running from certain locations like those listed on page 2 here:

Cryptolocker: How to avoid getting infected and what to do if you are | Computerworld

The problem is that sometimes a safe application will need to execute from one of those locations but will be blocked from doing so by CryptoPrevent.

Both work in different ways so in theory it should be possible to run both.
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31 Aug 2014   #36
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

I've uninstalled CP for the moment and installed HMPalert2. After reading the article you linked (thank-you) I am still uncertain if I need both or that HMPalert2 will cover all bases; as I said, fundamentally, I am something of a novice , I just prefer to seek out the experts for advice and follow it regardless of incomprehension. Again, your indulgence of my vagueness is much appreciated.
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31 Aug 2014   #37
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
CryptoPrevent

I just downloaded CryptoPrevent and see that if you're having problems it's possible to add blocked executables to a whitelist.

Malwarebytes Premium issues-policy-editor-v7.jpg

There's also an option elsewhere to allow gadgets. Personally I've disabled gadgets after reading some time ago that there could be a security issue.

Tip: Reset gadgets to default if you ever need to:

Gadgets - Restore Default Gadgets


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31 Aug 2014   #38
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Sorry, you've lost me again: 'add blocked executables to a whitelist' is a language I don't speak. Also 'reset gadgets to default' is lost on me too.
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31 Aug 2014   #39
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

OK, sorry, I clicked on the restore gadgets link and discovered it was a tutorial; thank-you that bit is now clear.
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31 Aug 2014   #40
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Is the 'add blocked executables to a whitelist' the same as an exclusion list?
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