EndangeredPootis

Level 8
Verified
I guess AppCheck and Kaspersky's Anti-Ransomware tool are still the best options to go?
Neither, just follow these tips and you should be fine:
  • Never open random email attachments or links, especially those who have a sense of urgency and that has an document attached which wants you to enable editing/macros
  • Never use cracked/pirated/torrented software
  • Enable File Name Extension in file explorer to avoid malware with fake extensions.
  • Use some sort of cloud backup service, or as simple as copying your data to an USB device.
 
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SecureKongo

Level 4
Neither, backups and some common sense is all you need:
  • Never open random email attachments or links, especially those who have a sense of urgency and that has an document attached which wants you to enable editing/macros
  • Never use cracked/pirated/torrented software
  • Enable File Name Extension in file explorer to avoid malware with fake extensions.
  • Use some sort of cloud backup service, or as simple as copying your data to an USB device.
Definitely true, but I'd like to know which Anti Ransomware software provides the best protection nowadays. Just out of curiosity. :)
 

Correlate

Level 14
Verified
-1- Since RansomOff is not currently available.
-2- This solution is supported by CryptoStopper
-3-You can rely on this program. It's really good at TEMASOFT Ranstop
Free only for personal use.
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cruelsister

Level 37
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
I really don't mean to criticize every\thing, but ZA anti-ransomware is very poor. You may notice that it is heavily reliant on the use of honeypot files to detect ransomware activity, but even here it is poorly done and can be easily overwhelmed by fast encryptors. It's actually hard to find ransomware for which it is effective.
 

EndangeredPootis

Level 8
Verified
I really don't mean to criticize every\thing, but ZA anti-ransomware is very poor. You may notice that it is heavily reliant on the use of honeypot files to detect ransomware activity, but even here it is poorly done and can be easily overwhelmed by fast encryptors. It's actually hard to find ransomware for which it is effective.
In my testing it wants you to decrypt files even though no files have been encrypted, it even says 0 files affected, and when an ransomware did encrypt everything, it simply was stuck trying to restore my files, only able to restore a couple, funnily enough both of which were some of my ransomware samples, its poor indeed.
 
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