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CryptoPrevent

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:35 pm
by sdculp
I recently became aware of the CryptoLocker virus and CryptoPrevent. I installed CryptoPrevent in one of my computers to get familiar with it and am considering purchasing the automatic update feature. I currently run the free version of Avast and also use the free version of Malwareabytes occasionally. Is CryptoPrevent effective against other malware, or just the CryptoLocker?

Re: CryptoPrevent

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:53 am
by Nick
it is effective against anything that utilizes the same infection tactics of CryptoLocker, including using the %appdata% directories for launching their malicious payload to trojan based delivery with false file extensions. I don't really know what all that is though, there is no 'list.' I can tell you that over 400 various 'in the wild' samples (lots of variants on the same theme) were studied that CryptoPrevent should be effective against. There is exponentially quite a bit more malware out there though!!