I was active during the development of WinPatrol WAR - the Anti Ransomware software. The approach is quite straight forward and seems to be still useful today. It simply tests any incoming attempt to change any file in a "controlled folder - list of files/programs" against a white list of program files that are "approved" by the user - like a sandbox approach. You are asked to "approve" any new file [.exe etc.] that pops up. Thus, there is not much need for updates to the basic software - unless there is a major change affecting how the basic concept operates. Note that Microsoft has a similar approach now, called "Controlled Folder Access", under Security>Ransomware Protection. It seems to follow a similar approach, but alas is far less user friendly. In my prior message, I passed on a comment from Bret [owner of the software firm] re that the release of the Microsoft product was apt to be "the writing on the wall" that would lead to closing out 3rd parties like him. Seems that has come true. At least, I feel that WAR still has use - and hope that Microsoft makes their product more user friendly in time. Alas, hope is only 50/50.
Edited by OLDXTECH, 13 August 2018 - 04:42 PM.