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Using AppCheck Anti-Ransomware With Avast?


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#1 F1Help

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:44 AM

Hi,

Is it okay to use AppCheck Anti-Ransomware (Free) alongside Avast (Free), as both apps have exploit protection?  Will they conflict?

I am using a Windows 7 PC.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:54 AM

It will work fine I think since avast free version does not include anti-ransomware only in paid version



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:37 AM

I am not aware of any reported conflicts between the two products.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:15 PM

Thanks for your replies.  Just a little more information...

Avast has this anti-exploit module setting at Avast->Settings->Troubleshooting:

[X] Enable anti-exploit module

AppCheck has recently added "Exploit Guard", which protects Web browsers, Plug-ins and Media Players (Free version does not protect Office).

If I already use Avast anti-exploit module, does it make AppCheck's Exploit Guard redundant?



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:55 PM

AppCheck Exploit Guard provides blocking protection against both known and zero-day exploits against programs which execute malicious code...not just browser protection so I would say it is more complimentary than redundant. However, the Exploit Guard feature appears to be only available in the Pro version.

The free version does include:
- Protection from ransomware and malwares modifying both MBR(Master Boot Record) and GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- Self Protection to protect AppCheck related process and files.
- Backups original files before they are damaged in real-time and protects the backup from other interference.
- Recognizes file modification and blocks file damage.
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for your reply.

 

This notice says:


AppCheck Pro protects Web Browser, Plugin, Media Player and Office.  AppCheck Free protects all categories except for Office programs.

 

So the free version has Exploit Guard but does not cover "Office" apps (defined as MS Office, Hancom Office and Adobe Acrobat - not apps I use anyway).

I've read about several free ransomware protection apps and AppCheck looks like one of my favourites.  However, I haven't tried any yet.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 12:16 PM

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