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#1 michael49er

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:40 AM

hi are there any good programs to prevent ransomware ?



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:42 PM

The best defensive strategy to protect yourself from malware and ransomware (crypto malware) infections is a comprehensive approach and your best defense is back up, back up, and more back up on a regular basis.For more suggestions to protect yourself from ransomware infections, see my comments (Post #2) in this topic...Ransomware Avoidance...it includes a list of prevention tools.

Important Fact: Security is all about layers and not depending on any one solution, technology or approach to detect and prevent the latest threats from cyber-criminals. 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. That includes educating yourself on how crypto ransomware spreads.

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. Unfortunately, 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.
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