CryptoPrevent Malware Prevention
CryptoPrevent is a small security solution that uses some of the advanced policy functionality built into Microsoft Windows operating systems to prevent various ransomware and other malicious programs that encrypt the contents of your computer. The bad actors then demand money in the form of Bitcoin to provide software keys to unlock your files. They do this in a way that prevents ordinary people from tracing the threat to its source.
You can read about Ransomware on Wikipedia.
According to its maker:
CryptoPrevent is an Anti-Virus/Security Software Supplement, originally designed to prevent infection from the CryptoLocker threat which emerged in late 2013. Since that time, CryptoPrevent has grown into a robust solution, providing protection against a wide range of ransomware and other malware.
CryptoPrevent doesn’t stop there. We are continuing development efforts to expand the software into something more than just a ‘security’ solution.
Is CrytoPrevent a one-stop anti-virus solution? Not on your life. But it can be a critical element in your security.
Critical Security Levels For Your Business
- Fortinet UTM Firewalls
- Kaspersky Labs Anti-Virus
- Retrospect Backup software
- Audit and limit network share permissions
- Practice safe internet behavior
- Very inexpensive price
- Quick to install (requires a reboot)
- Does not conflict with conventional anti-virus programs
- Updates from the Foolish.it website
- Does not slow computer operation significantly
- Adjustable settings
- Logs activity
Ransomware on the whole has become a much greater threat in the past few months. Some anti-virus products do not entirely prevent these attacks from taking place. The continued evolution of ransomware presents a very complex problem, since the programs themselves appear to be harmless. CryptoPrevent watches for the activity that indicates rogue programs are encrypting files and stops it from taking place.
Kaspersky Labs recommends a multi-level defense against malware, especially ransomware. That's why we recommend and sell CryptoPrevent, as the interior level of defense against ransomware. The perimeter defense should be Fortinet Unified Threat Management devices, followed by Kaspersky anti-virus on every system, with CryptoPrevent on every system.
As always, good backups are mandatory, as is safe internet behavior.