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#1 saket

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:55 PM

i was wondering about softwares like file monitor and security system which protect sensitive files from being manipulated
av's and softwares either block the action or prompt if the particular program should be allowed.
 
i think if there is such a directory monitor available
so that i can keep my important documents and pics in a  folder which will be monitored for any access and will prompt me or simply block access
 
its is nearly impossible to fight with so many new variants of ransomware if we can't fight using av definitions atleat access blocking will be a small vaccine
 
i am new here please help :)

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:08 AM

A good backup strategy is the only protection.  Any program that infects your machine has the same rights that you have, at a minimum.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:45 AM

US-CERT: CryptoLocker Ransomware Infections: Prevention

US-CERT recommends users and administrators take the following preventative measures to protect their computer networks from a CryptoLocker infection:

* Conduct routine backups of important files, keeping the backups stored offline.
* Maintain up-to-date anti-virus software.
* Keep your operating system and software up-to-date with the latest patches.
* Do not follow unsolicited web links in email. Refer to the Security Tip Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
* Use caution when opening email attachments. For more information on safely handling email attachments read Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams (pdf), and Refer to the Security Tip Using Caution with Email Attachments.
* Follow safe practices when browsing the web. For further reading on Safe Browsing habits, see Good Security Habits and Safeguarding Your Data.


Backing up your data and disk imaging are among the most important maintenance tasks users should perform on a regularly, yet it's one of the most neglected areas.

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