SearchLight

Level 7
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I was reading some articles and reviews about Anti-Ransomware standalones, and discovered that the popular CyberReason Free has been discontinued at the end of 2018, and that Avast and AVG only possess Basic Ransomware protection. One has to pay to upgrade to get the added Ransomware Shield. What a bummer and disappointing, although I am using CF/cs alongside.

That said, are any of you using any Anti-ransomware standalones?

Having said that, I guess the only FREE AV that would have full anti-malware and anti-ransomware protection amongst other features now is probably Kaspersky Free AV.

Thoughts?
 
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Umar.18

Level 1
If you are using Kaspersky free then you do not need any standalone anti-ransomware tools. If you can afford to buy Sophos Home Premium then go for it because it provides extended level of protection against sophisticated encryption malware.
 

imuade

Level 7
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I was reading some articles and reviews about Anti-Ransomware standalones, and discovered that the popular CyberReason Free has been discontinued at the end of 2018, and that Avast and AVG only possess Basic Ransomware protection. One has to pay to upgrade to get the added Ransomware Shield. What a bummer and disappointing, although I am using CF/cs alongside.

That said, are any of you using any Anti-ransomware standalones?

Having said that, I guess the only FREE AV that would have full anti-malware and anti-ransomware protection amongst other features now is probably Kaspersky Free AV.

Thoughts?
 

Spawn

Administrator
Staff member
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The strongest solution to ransomware is keeping your backups updated and offline.
If you have a recent backup, and it is disconnected from your PC and from the network, you can basically laugh at ransomware.
There's always a market for Anti-Ransomware, because there are users who don't know what a backup is, or are too lazy to keep the data safe.
 

RoboMan

Level 26
Content Creator
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Some standalone anti-ransomware tools are great!

Nevertheless, you say you have CFW, and if correctly configured (e.g CruelSister's settings) you have a bulletproof anti-ransomware, you don't have to throw anything upon it. It's not even recommended.
 

LDogg

Level 27
Verified
For Beginner users, something like Comodo Firewall at CS settings maybe too difficult for them, where as an install & forget Anti-Ransomware "standalone" product such as Checkmal Appcheck Anti-Ransomware would be ideal. For more average to advanced users anything from an AV to Windows Defender/OSArmor would be enough to stop ransomware.

And yes, always make sure to backup important data xD

~LDogg
 

RoboMan

Level 26
Content Creator
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For Beginner users, something like Comodo Firewall at CS settings maybe too difficult for them, where as an install & forget Anti-Ransomware "standalone" product such as Checkmal Appcheck Anti-Ransomware would be ideal. For more average to advanced users anything from an AV to Windows Defender/OSArmor would be enough to stop ransomware.

And yes, always make sure to backup important data xD

~LDogg
We tend to say difficult configurations are for advanced users, but let's be honest: default deny solutions, anti-executables, CS CFW, they will all just block everything and won't let people install crap, and that's exactly what they should be blocked to do. If you ask me, I'd prefer my whole life to install and configure CS' CFW on my aunt's PC so all unrecognised files are sandboxed and if necessary blocked, prefer she doesn't install crap rather than having to help her recover encrypted files.