Tony Cole

Level 27
Hi Everyone!

I have a license key for CryptoPrevent but stopped using it (and no I am not offering it to people) as I had to stop the protection so it would not block Windows updates and software installation. I thought I'd give it another try and set it at default "set it and forget it" and I can install/uninstall software, plus update Windows. Have the settings changed, or is this a new feature?

Tony :)
 

Alexstrasza

New Member
CryptoPrevent has a lot of different level protections. The most basic one just place restrictions into the places where some ransomware is known to start from (and also affect some other malware).
 

Tony Cole

Level 27
Yes, there is none, basic, default, maximum and maximum + program filtering, do not enable it messes up a lot - I tried it :( lost all my icons and sfc /scannow found errors it could not repair.
 

Alexstrasza

New Member
IMHO your problem didn't sound like one that CryptoPrevent can make - more like a hard drive error or something.
 

aztony

New Member
I'm running the free version on a XP desktop, and have been for over a year. The early versions did present an issue with blocking certain installations from running requiring that I temporarily disable it until after the install was complete. That situation has improved with later releases and I rarely have this problem now. But I don't a lot of installs on that system either, and with Windows updates disabled I can't say whether CryptoPrevent is a hindrance there, or not.
 

WinXPert

Level 24
Verified
Trusted
Malware Hunter
I've been using Maximum Protection with no problems. There are few times that some installer are blocked, so I have to switch if off temporarily. Haven't tried the + Program Filtering Beta option though.