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Ransomware and Phone Tech Scam Protection


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#1 Crazy Cat

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:02 PM

To protect yourself from Ransomware and Phone Tech Scams, use CryptoPrevent v7.0 Released! https://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-v7-0-released/

Phone Tech Scams are using the SYSKEY.EXE to password the OS boot up.

How to use the SysKey utility to secure the Windows Security Accounts Manager database. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310105
How to Set a Startup Password to Lock or Unlock Windows. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/243880-syskey-set-startup-password-lock-unlock-windows.html

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CryptoPrevent v4.4.1. https://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-v4-4-1-released/ New option to block the execution of SYSKEY.EXE as recently being exploited by malware.

SYSKEY.EXE - Prevent from running? http://www.foolishtech.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1485
Apart from SYSKEY.EXE are there any other standard or common OS level executables which should be prevented from running in this way to prevent malicious abuse? CIPHER.EXE is ripe with possibilities for abuse in a similar sort of way.

Disabling Syskey startup password. http://blogs.msmvps.com/sp/2008/01/27/disabling-syskey-startup-password/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2039773/regain-your-pcs-administrator-rights-even-if-you-dont-have-the-password.html
 

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 05:15 AM

CryptoPrevent v7.1 was released Aug 23rd 2014.
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