AV-TEST Security vs. Ransomware: 34 Solutions in the Advanced Threat Protection Test

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ForgottenSeer 95367

I will have to get back on this I have had all blocked except MS. But I am going to try them too just for the heck of it
Blocking these processes on the basis that they are Microsoft digitally signed will result in a "black screen system":
  • system (ntoskernel.exe)
  • smss.exe
  • winnit.exe
  • services.exe
  • csrss.exe
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Whatever you are using to block processes might not apply its block rules early enough in the system boot sequence to quash processes such as smss.exe, csrss.exe and services.exe. (NOTE: winlogon.exe is not digitally signed). Consequently, a partially bootable system might still happen even if you are blocking critical Windows processes that are signed.

Additionally, if you test in a virtual machine, you might get unexpected results whereby system boots despite blocking critical Microsoft signed processes.

In your testing, you can try a single "catch-all" block rule that will block everything unsigned and unsigned:

block= *
 
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SeriousHoax

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Not even in dreams I look at this rag that calls itself "Anti-Ransomware test" 😑

I take the example of GDATA which also has DeepRay, Beast and also other modules...what makes me laugh is that we have no information about the activated defenses...because if a malware is going to try to infect the system, it will automatically go into Beast and get stopped...
Same with FSecure and DeepGuard
I don't think there is any issue with this test. If there was a problem, then G-Data would dispute the result, and it would be corrected/mentioned by AV-Test in the report.
 
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ForgottenSeer 95367

I don't think there is any issue with this test. If there was a problem, then G-Data would dispute the result, and it would be corrected/mentioned by AV-Test in the report.
There are those that are just in denial about G DATA. There's lots of AV test lab results that prove beyond any doubt or skepticism that G DATA has a troublesome performance and protection history.
 
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wat0114

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Apr 5, 2021
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I will have to get back on this I have had all blocked except MS. But I am going to try them too just for the heck of it

Hopefully you have a recent full system image backup on hand. All it takes is blocking one or two critical processes and you will be facing what @Furyo mentioned above.
 

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