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#1 georgehenry

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 04:30 AM

There are Malwarebytes anti ransomware, and BD anti ransomware. Which is best? and can they both run together. Is there any advantage to this, or do they interact like  different antivirus programs?



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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:42 AM

Just like with anti-virus programs...there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-ransomware solution to supplement your existing security protection.

Further, it as been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software. The user is the first and last line of defense and security is a constant effort to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. No amount of security software is going to defend against today's sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice safe computing and stay informed.

Security is all about layers, and not depending on any one technology or approach to detect or save you from the latest threats. The most important layer in that security defense? You! Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less because of their sophistication.

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:46 AM

BD antiransomware tool only protects against certain types of ransomware and is not very useful in my opinion. Malwarebytes antiransomware protects against more, however it is in beta and had some bugs last I checked, as well as it does not always protect against the latest variant.
 
There are a couple other tools, like WinPatrol antiransom which does the same as malwarebytes' program. Haven't heard too much about this one, but reviews seem to be decent. HitmanPro.Alert is pretty good too, and it protects against other malware too. These both cost however.
 
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 06:47 AM

WinAntiRansom says it blocks ransomware before it can encrypt data by using a combination of whitelisting, artificial intelligence algorithms and definitions (Smart Recognition) provided though a layered approach of features.
  • Auto Discovery automatically fills the Programs page with programs it discovers and automatically whitelists all known safe programs.
  • Access History provides a list of all files/folders opened by programs not considered safe and not allowed to access the SafeZone.
  • PreEmptive Strike provides information about every time it blocked a program from running.
  • SafeZone prevents ransomware from manipulating documents, photos, music, etc.
  • Network Lockdown provides information when a non-approved program attempts to access files on a network.
  • Registry protection protects important Registry keys from being manipulated by ransomware.
However, I do not know anyone who has personally tested it's protection.
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Posted 01 July 2016 - 07:23 AM

Of the two - neither as a primary I do not recommend. Only as additional software.


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