Ransomware

bochane

Honorable Member
#1
Police in The Netherlands in cooperation with Europol, Kaspersky and Intel Security, announced a new website with offers help to victims of ransomware and with advice to protect your system against it.

Here it is: The No More Ransom Project

I hope it helps
Henk
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
I would add the following to that prevention list
 


RichM

Well-Known Member
#3
Here are my suggestions:
1) Use a good quality paid Antivirus (not Internet Security Suite version) such as Webroot, Nod32, Kaspersky, or Emsisoft
and if not using Antivirus that is also AntiMalware as Emsisoft and Webroot are use Malwarebytes Pro as well.
2) "Web of Trust" on all browsers (WOT). Safe Browsing Tool | WOT (Web of Trust)
3) "Ad Block Plus" on all browsers (keep out Internet Ads, not just popups)
4) "Win Patrol" on all systems free or paid version ties down startup, home page and registry www.winpatrol.com
5) Practice safe surfing. Don't open email attachments without knowing for sure who sent it and why and stay away
from any websites WOT warns against.
6) Keep all plugins up to date i.e. Adobe Flash Player and Reader and Java (and I can't imagine how to do without these as almost every website I use needs one of the other.....
7) Backup whatever is important to you to either an external or internal hard drive or cd-dvd away from pc
I have 5-600 clients including businesses as well as home users and have never seen an incidence of ransomware yet up close!
 


bochane

Honorable Member
#4
The good thing of that website is that there are some decryption tools, I think. But protection is always better!

Sorry for my ignorance, but could you perhaps explain in a few words what EMET is doing. Is it a tool for setting up your protection, or is a protection? I had never heard of it and I don't get the picture from that website. :red_smile:

Henk
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#5
It's a supplemental security tool that helps mitigate attack vectors commonly used by malware to exploit a system.


Here's a good article on malware and you will see one of the paragraphs mention that Adobe Flash accounts for about 80% of the successful ransomware infections.
Cisco: Potent ransomware is targeting the enterprise at a scary rate
 


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