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Old 16-05-18, 13:39
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Old 16-05-18, 13:51
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On paper it sounds good but if you have a decent AV program that defends against Ransomware, then for me it's just a duplication of roles.

My Norton Security already gives me protection against Ransomware.

As to whether the program is any good can only be determined if and when it does what it says and hopefully it won't get the chance.
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Old 16-05-18, 15:11
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.. if you have a decent AV program that defends against Ransomware, then for me it's just a duplication of roles.

Antivirus software relies on signature-based techniques to detect malicious files. Using signature-based methods antivirus software can only detect known signatures. A victim must be first infected in order to determine that a certain file is malicious.


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My Norton Security already gives me protection against Ransomware.

A quote from the Norton forum:
'NO antivirus is 100% effective. Malware, ransomware and other viruses charge on a day to day basis. Sometimes hourly. As soon as you find a cure for one 20 others are released into the wild. It's a constant struggle. Does Norton Security protect against ransomware you asked...............why yes it does. But the best and most effective solution is to have all your files backed up. Either externally or in the cloud. So even if Norton or any other antivirus stop the ransomware sometimes your files still get encrypted.'
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Old 16-05-18, 15:12
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That's why I always say the only true defence against Ransomware is a system image on external media.
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Old 16-05-18, 17:33
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On paper it sounds good but if you have a decent AV program that defends against Ransomware, then for me it's just a duplication of roles.

My Norton Security already gives me protection against Ransomware.

As to whether the program is any good can only be determined if and when it does what it says and hopefully it won't get the chance.


Hopefully Windows Defender Antivirus (W10) is doing its job well enough, not for me to worry about the above program. Any decent antivirus shouldn't need that, but as an extra layer?
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Old 16-05-18, 17:50
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It is reviewed here:
https://www.techradar.com/reviews/appcheck-free
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AppCheck is lightweight, easy-to-use, and blocked known and brand new threats during testing. It didn't fully recover our system after one attack, but this was easy to fix manually, and overall AppCheck is well worth a try.
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Old 16-05-18, 19:40
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As well as Norton, I use Cybereason RansomFree:

Ransomware Protection - RansomFree by Cybereason
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Old 16-05-18, 20:13
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As well as Norton, I use Cybereason RansomFree:

Ransomware Protection - RansomFree by Cybereason
I use Norton Security backed up with Macrium system images.
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Old 16-05-18, 20:43
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I make system images too, but I'd prefer not to get ransomware in the first place, I wouldn't like the shock!
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