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#1 Steven_M

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:50 AM

Recently we have had 2 clients who had manged to download some lovely ransomeware (Cerber 4.0 and Aleta to be precise), we were able to stop the spread very quickly and restored all lost data. But as a precaution we install SpyHunter on all machines to be safe and find the offending machine so we can remove it from the Network and do some magic.

 

We have a SpyHunter premium account which we pay for annually which allows us to download SpyHunter onto an unlimited amount of devices and is fairly good at removing malicious software, but it is also very good at buggering up the machines it has been put on by changing the DNS settings, put it on a Terminal server and it removed the RDP licenses, as well as changing the DNS settings and we seem to spend more time fixing problems SpyHunter has caused than dealing with the actual Ransomware infection.

 

I was just wondering if anyone knew of any AV software which can be thrown on an unlimited amount of machines and is powerful enough to root out most things and not bugger up the machine it is put on. 

 

The reason I don't go to AVG, Avast, Malwarebytes etc... Is they seem a bit hit and miss in my experience and Spyhunter, even though it's a pain in the ass, does a good job of picking things up and removing them.

 

Any new ideas will be appreciated, not bothered by whether these programs are free or not.



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