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Is it O.K. to run CryptoPrevent and Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware together?


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#1 bwv848

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:09 PM

Since CryptoPrevent Premium Edition seems to mainly rely on group policy restrictions, would running it together with Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta cause conflicts, reducing your protection? I know you should never run two anti-viruses, firewalls, etc., but this seems to be an exception?

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:15 PM

There shouldn't be any problems using them together...I use both myself.

CryptoPrevent is a security tool that writes 200+ group policy object rules 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.

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta uses advanced proactive technology that monitors all computer activity and identifies malicious actions which are typical of ransomware activity. Once it has determined a certain process to be ransomware, it blocks the the infection and quarantines the ransomware before it has a chance to encrypt any files. Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware is the evolution from Nathan Scott's CryptoMonitor.

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE) is an action level security application (behavior based) that provides four layers of exploit protection to include protection against Operating System security bypasses, memory caller protection, application hardening, and application behavior protection...meaning it will protect against code execution that uses a certain vulnerability in an application, stop memory calls, sandbox escapes, and memory mitigation bypasses. MBAE continuously monitors popular applications, preventing vulnerabilities in software and browsers from being exploited, blocks unknown and known exploit kits, proactively preventing the exploit from installing its payload before it can do damage. MBAE runs in the background as a standard Windows Service providing realtime protection against the malicious action of exploiting software vulnerabilities, blocks zero-day exploits that target browser and application vulnerabilities, blocks exploit kits and defends against drive-by download attacks.
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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:24 PM

Thank you very much, quietman7!

 

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 05:41 PM

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