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Offline Kingfish

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Ransomware Protection vs. Windows Defender
« on: April 23, 2022, 05:06:13 PM »
Interesting video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjfKZeKRpSI

Seems it needs some work.

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Re: Ransomware Protection vs. Windows Defender
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2022, 11:53:55 AM »
Hi,

Thanks for reporting this, our Threat Labs specialists updated our database and this type of attack should now be detected under smart mode as well.

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Re: Ransomware Protection vs. Windows Defender
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2022, 04:38:03 PM »
Thanks for responding to my post. I am glad to hear the issue has been addressed. I posted your response in the video's comments so people will know.

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Re: Ransomware Protection vs. Windows Defender
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2022, 10:00:07 AM »
Hi,

Thanks for reporting this, our Threat Labs specialists updated our database and this type of attack should now be detected under smart mode as well.

Do we need to wait for next stable or beta version to have this fix?

Is this fix also applied to Avast Free?

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Re: Ransomware Protection vs. Windows Defender
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2022, 10:27:40 AM »
Hi,

Thanks for reporting this, our Threat Labs specialists updated our database and this type of attack should now be detected under smart mode as well.

Do we need to wait for next stable or beta version to have this fix?

Is this fix also applied to Avast Free?

It is released via virus definition. So applies to both.

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Re: Ransomware Protection vs. Windows Defender
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2022, 10:57:56 AM »
TQ. But I'm curious. Did Avast just update the definitions for that particular malware in the video or fix it for other zero-day malware?

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Re: Ransomware Protection vs. Windows Defender
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2022, 11:57:55 AM »
TQ. But I'm curious. Did Avast just update the definitions for that particular malware in the video or fix it for other zero-day malware?

Other similar samples should now be detected as well.

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Re: Ransomware Protection vs. Windows Defender
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2022, 12:18:04 PM »
TQ.