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Windows 7: Crypto Locker ransomware

26 Nov 2013   #11

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

Soooo, for someone that doesn't understand much of anything, nor has the equipment to do image & backup, do all you gurus agree that 'CryptoPrevent' would be the way to go?

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26 Nov 2013   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I don't think so. The bad guys would just encrypt their infection so the receiving person would think it's safe. When it's decrypted you get the infection.
I'm not a crypt expert but that is my thoughts.
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26 Nov 2013   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Crypto Prevent is one solution

Hi, you could use Crypto Prevent - it looks like a decent solution but it can also block some legitimate apps so you'd need to know when to disable protection on a case by case basis.

You can create your own restriction policies like this:

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

However, my preferred solution is to use the application whitelisting component of Secure Aplus (no antivirus version).

It allows a user to either choose to automatically block any digitally unsigned files from running or can be set to prompt the user for a choice of actions. In addition a user can define a trust level for any file by right clicking and choosing an option from the context menu.

There is also a very good script shield and you can add additional script containers.

One word of warning. If you use this method the initial scan of your machine will take some time.

Link if you wish to test drive: (No AV version).

FAQ (Application Whitelisting section is relevant):

In order for it to work you'd need to make sure that your email client and any plugin container is added along with any installed browsers and their plugin containers.
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26 Nov 2013   #14

Win 7 x64

The best prevention is to not download email attachments, and definitely don't open any email attachments unless you know for sure who it is from and what they were sending. With that said, cryptoprevent is a nice extra layer of protection. It is still a good practice to have some kind of backup, preferably one that is off-site.
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