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Offline tlee

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Ransomware - CryptoWall
« on: March 17, 2016, 05:14:38 PM »
Hi Avast team,

May I know whether Avast can detect "Ransomware"  or not and make defense ?

It seems the infected ratio raising quickly.

Thanks !




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Re: Ransomware - CryptoWall
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 05:19:49 PM »
Whilst avast does detect various Ransomware it isn't 100% as these things are continually evolving, so it is a game of catchup.

There are other specific tools geared up especially ransomware - CryptoPrevent comes to mind although I don't personally use it.

https://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-malware-prevention/
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Re: Ransomware - CryptoWall
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 06:00:57 PM »
In addition to what David has already suggested/stated, Anti Ransomware programs "specialize" in Ransomware variants; another one worth mentioning is Malwarebytes Anti Ransomware (beta) which I have been testing, is also available.  :)
https://forums.malwarebytes.org/forum/172-malwarebytes-anti-ransomware-beta/

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Re: Ransomware - CryptoWall
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 12:05:38 AM »
there seems to be a new ransomware that seems impossible to crack - http://www.myce.com/news/new-teslacrypt-ransomware-version-impossible-crack-78889/

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Re: Ransomware - CryptoWall
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 12:10:36 AM »
It still is possible with brute-force, but it will take "some" time if you try.

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Re: Ransomware - CryptoWall
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