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#1 art248

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

guys was wondering what u all think about this?

 

seems pretty scary

http://blog.malwareb...u-need-to-know/

 

someone has released a cryptoprevent antivirus. can be found here http://www.majorgeek...ptoprevent.html

 

so my question is should we install it? does it work with my current antivirus? how good is it? has anyone here tried it? this looks real serious

 

 



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:43 PM

Hello Art248.
 
See our topic about Cryptoblocker:  http://www.spywarein...x-at-this-time/

 

Cryptoprevent is perfectly safe.  We don't know whether it is effective.  Those of us who have installed it have had no Cryptoblocker, but it's likely that we wouldn't have been infected anyway.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:33 PM

someone has released a cryptoprevent antivirus.

 

I would not describe it as an antivirus, but a utility to block the infection through security restrictions. If you want to see more about what it does, and how to do that manually go here:

CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

and in your browser search for CryptoPrevent to scroll down to where it discusses it.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:59 AM

hi guys thanks for the information :D

 

 

 

See our topic about Cryptoblocker:  http://www.spywarein...x-at-this-time/

well, cnm i didn't know there was already a topic, i'll b sure to check it out

 

TheJoker, thanks for the link

 

 

 

Cryptoprevent is perfectly safe.  We don't know whether it is effective.  Those of us who have installed it have had no Cryptoblocker, but it's likely that we wouldn't have been infected anyway.

well since its safe, i might as well install it

 

but i guess the main rule is still proper internet surfing practices to prevent this kinds of stuff.

but seriously, this kind of people who create malware, grrrrrr i sure hope they all get caught with good prison time. but then i suppose this is like saying i hope all the kidnappers get caught or something. haiz, still hopefully the more malicious ones will be put out of commission.

anyways thx guys. stay safe :)  






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