Lots of folks use that program.
For the benefit of all readers....CryptoPrevent
is a supplemental security tool that writes 4000+ group policy object rules (Software Restriction Policies) into the registry in order to prevent executables in specific locations from running. CryptoPrevent can be used to lock down any Windows OS to prevent infection
by crypto ransomware which encrypts personal files and then offers decryption for a paid ransom. CryptoPrevent artificially implants hundreds of group policy object rules into the registry
in order to block executables (*.exe, *.com *.scr and *.pif) and fake file extension executables in certain locations (i.e. %AppData%, %LocalAppData%, %userprofile%, %programdata%, Recycle Bin, Startup Folder) from running. Due to the way that CryptoPrevent works, it protects against a wide variety of malware and ransomware. There are several levels of protection but most users only need to use the default setting - "Set it and forget it" protection
. The Free Edition allows you to manually check for updates regularly by using the update function inside the program. CryptoPrevent Premium
offers automatic updates to the program and definitions, email alerts, and customized prevention rules for a one time low price.
CryptoPrevent has a filter module (in the installer version) which allows you to apply (enable) or disable suspicious program filtering for .cpl, .scr and .pif files which are executable files. This option is found by opening CryptoPrevent and selecting Advanced > show Advanced Options at the top. The portable version does NOT include the Filter Module...you must get the installer version to use that feature. The portable version cannot apply on-demand or real-time protection, and is limited to Software Restriction Policy based protections.