A ‘hash’ is a unique signature for a set amount of data, such as a file (e.g. a file download) which is used for verifying the file integrity and authenticity, ensuring the contents have not changed during transmission or from malicious activity. Wikipedia articles (WARNING: External Links follow) for the Hash Function and File Verification may help […]
Short answer is “No, there is nothing that will protect you in all cases.” Malicious software is forever evolving, and it will always be a cat and mouse game with both sides playing ‘catch up’ no matter which side of the situation you are on. CryptoPrevent is a security supplement, filling a need where other solutions fall short, […]
Unfortunately CryptoPrevent is only designed for malware prevention, and cannot help if you are already infected, at which point you should seek help from your local or remote PC repair specialists. If you don’t know where to turn for help, consult our new Tech Directory! Background: We at Foolish IT have been seeking a […]
Yes it is compatible, just like a workstation OS. We would highly recommend installing it on a terminal server. Otherwise it is actually pointless to install CryptoPrevent or other CryptoLocker prevention rules on a server OS, as it is usually company policy that employees do not check their email from the server, or browse the […]
Yes! CryptoPrevent should co-exist peacefully with your existing security software. There may from time to time be some minor issues, and they will be outlined on the Troubleshooting page.
We cannot answer that. Your existing Anti-Virus protection is only as good as the latest definition files, and I can’t tell you which products on the market are confirmed to protect against this threat. What I can tell you is that there is NO Anti-Virus software on the market today that provides the same type […]
YES! A LOT of trojan based malware out there utilizes the same infection tactics and launch point locations as CryptoLocker, therefore CryptoPrevent will protect against all malware that fits the same or similar profile and behavior. Additionally new SRP rules to the existing protection system, plus new protection types (and definition updates) integrated into CryptoPrevent […]
YES! You should periodically check for and update to the latest version using the program’s update function to stay current with the latest methodology in preventing current malware. After update it is then necessary to re-apply the protection to your system. It is not necessary to undo the previous protection in place before doing this, or […]
The Free Edition can receive updates through the program itself, although operation is entirely manual (meaning you have to remember to check for updates regularly by using the manual update function inside the program.) The Premium Edition and Bulk/Resale Edition are capable of automated updating features, which schedule a daily silent update check for program […]
Yes! ALL installed editions of CryptoPrevent provide the same protection features, including the Free Edition! (The Portable Edition cannot apply on-demand or real-time protection, and is limited to Software Restriction Policy based protections.)
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