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CryptoLock vs. security packages


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#1 LudwigW

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

Got infected by CryptoLock (3.0 it appears) Would any of the major antivirus software packages have prevented/stopped the infection?  I ask because reviewing their sites does not answer the question.

 

I understand the files are gone - I have backups.



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:28 PM

Hello there,

As far as I know, Emsisoft products (Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security) features the Behavior Blocker which will stop crypto ransomware before they have a chance to encrypt your files.

HitmanPro.Alert (an offshoot tool from the AM scanner) will also neutralize ransomware before they encrypt your files.

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:53 PM

HitmanPro.Alert 2 blocks CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense, CryptoWall v1 and variants.
HitmanPro.Alert 3 Build 155 Release Candidate blocks CTB-Locker, CryptoWall 2 and 3, and variants.

Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), the site owner of Bleeping Computer created the following guide which all users should read...
The ascension of Crypto-Ransomware and what you need to know to protect yourself
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