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Walk the dogs twice a day [WinPrivacy & WinAntiRansom]


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 09:01 AM

  Walk the dogs twice a day [WinPrivacy & WinAntiRansom]

  Best to have these two "dog pics" as TaskbarPins and in the Taskbar notifications.

  Because these two are not really "set it and forget it" utilities, at least once in the morning and once in the early evening, I click on these two.  I make sure the user name and license has not been "kicked out."

  WinPrivacy's Blocked Programs -- anything in there that you know is good, right click on it and choose Allow Program.  It will be moved to the Allowed area.

  WinAntiRansom's Programs -- for me, the least hassle is to make sure all known good programs, side EXEs are green-clicked [by the program and/or by me] in the PreEmptive Strike column.  **Think of lawyers for both sides pre-emptively striking a potential juror from having to be further grilled and vetted.  That is the pre-emptive strike within WinAntiRansom. **

  In short, walk the dogs at least twice a day.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 01:43 PM

About WinAntiRansom PLUS
WinAntiRansom Fast Start Guide
WinAntiRansom PLUS download

Please note, this is Beta-2. If you do not have tolerance for programs not working 100% immediately upon installation, then you may want to wait for the full release before installing WinAntiRansom. We anticipate this by mid-November at the latest.


I read a post on another forum where Bret Lowry advised if you already own subscription licenses for WinPatrol and/or WinPrivacy and purchase WinAntiRansom, they will convert all subscriptions you own to Lifetime Licenses.

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 02:15 PM

Since the Crypto exploits have come out I have noticed a number of companies offering anti ransom products.

Are these really of any good. Bye the way I have nothing against Scotty he is a really good doggie from what I remember.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 02:56 PM

As Quietman7 would probably indicate:  the end-user, the person in the chair, is the most important, link to having a secure computer.  I'm going to stay with WinAntiransom because it plays nice with the other Win & BillP products, and I have full control over what goes where and when.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:04 PM

As Quietman7 would probably indicate:  the end-user, the person in the chair, is the most important, link to having a secure computer...

That is correct.

...I'm going to stay with WinAntiransom because it plays nice with the other Win & BillP products, and I have full control over what goes where and when.

For novice users, I recommend they wait until it is out of Beta.
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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:22 PM

 

As Quietman7 would probably indicate:  the end-user, the person in the chair, is the most important, link to having a secure computer...

That is correct.

...I'm going to stay with WinAntiransom because it plays nice with the other Win & BillP products, and I have full control over what goes where and when.

For novice users, I recommend they wait until it is out of Beta.

 

Absolutely!  Full nonBeta versions/editions are the safest way for beginners & some intermediates to go.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 08:41 PM

For those not sure what we are talking about...a beta version of a product is one not completely tested to ensure its stability or reliability. The goal of a beta program is to collect information regarding the performance, quality, stability, and functionality of new products in order to iron out the bugs before they are released to the general public as a stable final product. Beta software is not intended for inexperienced users since it may contain bugs ranging in severity from minor features not working properly to problems that may potentially damage your system. I seldom recommend using betas of any program since you never know what bugs and quirks you may encounter which could affect your system...then you have to waste time researching and getting things straightened out. If you choose to use a beta program, you use it at your own risk.
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Posted 29 October 2015 - 04:45 AM

I was looking to give this program a test or trial as i use WinPatrol free. Even though it is in Beta it seems to be a paid program with no trial.

 

Not that i would mind paying for the program if i liked what i saw.

 

 



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Posted 29 October 2015 - 05:09 AM

That's is why the developer posted this note...

Please note, this is Beta-2. If you do not have tolerance for programs not working 100% immediately upon installation, then you may want to wait for the full release before installing WinAntiRansom. We anticipate this by mid-November at the latest.


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Posted 29 October 2015 - 09:25 AM

WinAntiRansom's SafeZone.

Doesn't protect programs, utilities, EXEs.

It simply allows the end-user to specify which applications, utilities, reader/writer, programs,

are allowed to view, read from, write to data files, zip files,

that have been copied into or moved into said Safe Zone.


Edited by RolandJS, 29 October 2015 - 09:28 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 08:18 PM

Thanks quietman7 for the info, i did miss that piece.

 

I was looking to Beta Test WinAntiRansom, for testing which i do with other programs in VM. 



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Posted 29 October 2015 - 08:39 PM

You're welcome and good luck.
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Posted 30 October 2015 - 05:43 AM

I was looking to give this program a test or trial as i use WinPatrol free. Even though it is in Beta it seems to be a paid program with no trial.  Not that i would mind paying for the program if i liked what i saw.

 

 

I just now noticed this post.  Ruiware programs have a 30-day trial; however:

-- they report everything to the endusers like the paid-fors, and

-- the enduser does not have all controls available like the paid-fors


Edited by RolandJS, 30 October 2015 - 05:44 AM.

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