As you may have heard, there was a recent DoJ/FBI take down of the main network of criminals responsible for distributing the CryptoLocker malware. This does not mean the end of ransomware threats, so CryptoPrevent has been updated several times since the take down, and it will continue to be updated as I can do it. There are […]
CryptoPrevent Premium users with v4.7+ now have the ability to create custom block or allow policies!!! This does follow certain syntax, so please see this forum thread for more information. This can be a very effective but also very DANGEROUS feature, so please do NOT use this feature if you are not comfortable with Windows […]
New option to block the execution of SYSKEY.EXE as recently being exploited by malware. See this thread for the initial idea, thanks Simon!
Not a big change and certainly NOT one that will affect home users, but larger business users may be affected. v4.3.2 – added support for redirected %appdata% directories (Windows folder redirection typically only used on larger networks.) http://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-malware-prevention/
Here’s an interesting email I just received by Chief-01 from deviantart.com: “My friend’s company got hit by Cryptolocker and they bought the key, but their computers got moved around before they paid and not all the files got decrypted because the registry paths to the files were no longer valid. I wrote a python script […]
Just released CryptoPrevent v4.0 Changes in this version include: Event Log option to quickly show any ‘event’ where an application was blocked and when. Email Alerts option to email you when an application is blocked (Premium edition only.) Note the White-Label edition is still at version 3.1, but v4 is coming soon…
First on the list is protection from executables running from inside the Recycle Bin – you know that pesky type of malware that likes to hide in nested subfolders in there… Protected. Next on the list is the new optional CryptoPrevent Automatic Updates service for home users! ’nuff said.
Changes in v2.6: Implemented protection (and whitelisting) for *.com *.scr and *.pif files in addition to *.exe for %appdata% directories in order to block a lot more malware than just Cryptolocker. Why not!? Added new file extensions to the fake file extension protection. Implemented a 12 second timer to stop waiting on group policy to […]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VchceUk2jks Tune in and check out the entire show, it’s a good one. If you’re just interested in me saying “umm” a lot then tune to the 59:00 minute mark. 🙂
CryptoPrevent v2.5 has just been released with a few changes, including a new layer of protection against malicious software. How often have you seen executable trojan droppers for malware disguised as a document? If you have any experience in the field, the answer should be FREQUENTLY. This particular tactic of malware relies on the fact […]
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