HarborFront

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RansomBuster is a new free anti-ransomware tool from Trend Micro that will help stop all forms of Ransomware attacks on your Windows computer in its tracks, by providing an additional layer of security. It does so by blocking access by an unauthorized process to your important folders.....

RansomBuster for Windows PC
Ransom Buster offers protection against all forms of ransomware, by blocking access to unknown processes to your protected files automatically. It enhances your current security software with an extra layer of protection.

Once you have downloaded its setup file from Trend Micro, run it to commence the installation.



Once the installation is completed, you will be asked to select the folders you want to protect.



Click on Select Folders to Protect to open the following panel and then click on the Manage Folders button to add or remove folders.





By default the Documents and a few other folders are already protected. Once done, click OK to exit.

This ransomware protection tool allows popular applications to automatically access your protected folders. But you can also grant software programs you trust access to protected files.

To do so, click on the Trusted Program List link on the main console and use the Add or Remove buttons to add or remove programs from this list.



When the program is running, its program icon will sit lightly in the notification area of your Taskbar. If you double-click on the program’s icon in the system tray the following main console opens – which will let you manage the folders and the programs.



The tool is quite easy to use. Simply install it, select a folder to protect, and you are done. Moreover, it will not slow down your PC, and moreover, no virus pattern updates are required. The program is set to update automatically as and when required.

This tool appears to be offering similar protection that Controlled Folder Access offers in Windows 10 v1709, so I am not sure how useful it will be to the users of this Windows version. However, it is a must-use tool for all other Windows versions.

Seeing the spate of Ransomware attacks occurring, it is definitely a good idea to prevent ransomware attacks by making use of an additional anti-ransomware software. It is available for download from TrendMicro.com. It works on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

Trend Micro RansomBuster will stop Ransomware in its tracks
 

HarborFront

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Ok, just installed and it only protects one folder

C:\Users\xxxxx\Documents

Can someone post the default folders protected by Windows Controlled Folder Access for I'm using EAM so cannot access it? I would like to have a comparison and add those additional folders, if any, protected by Windows to RansomBuster.

Thanks
 
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broughie

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Just installed Ransom Buster free , clicked on icon, "manage folders" actually allows two folders for protection , if more have to install Trend micro paid
 
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HarborFront

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Just installed Ransom Buster free , clicked on icon, "manage folders" actually allows two folders for protection , if more have to install Trend micro paid
Only 2 folders allowed for the free version? Then it's no good :rolleyes:
 

paulsan

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Hey Your folder security tips were good. and if you are getting problem in files like their name is too long or you cannot rename than you can use LongPathTool software for fixing it.