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Offline Nunzio77

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Ransomware shield effectiveness with file protection turned off
« on: February 25, 2023, 03:03:05 PM »
One question, is ransomware shield protection(with enhanced protection mode) effective even with file protection disabled?

I mean, do the ransomware shield and the fle shield interact with each other or are they independent?
« Last Edit: February 25, 2023, 09:13:03 PM by Nunzio77 »
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Re: Ransoware shield effectiveness with file protection turned off
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2023, 05:01:05 PM »
Ransoware shield  =  Ransomware shield

This feature enables you to protect your files and folders from untrusted applications and specify which applications have permission to access your protected folders.


File shield

File Shield is the main layer of Antivirus active protection. It scans programs and files saved on devices for malicious threats in real-time before allowing them to be opened, run, modified, or saved. If malware is detected, File Shield prevents the program or file from infecting devices.



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Re: Ransoware shield effectiveness with file protection turned off
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2023, 06:57:11 PM »
Thanks for this clarification that I knew anyway. 
Instead, I was wondering if for the correct functioning of the ransomware shield it is necessary that the file protection shield must also be necessarily active. 
So what if file shield somehow interacts with ransomware shield improving file protection, beyond signatures?
« Last Edit: February 25, 2023, 09:13:37 PM by Nunzio77 »
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Re: Ransoware shield effectiveness with file protection turned off
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2023, 08:31:48 PM »
The name is  ranso m ware



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Re: Ransoware shield effectiveness with file protection turned off
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2023, 10:11:52 PM »
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Re: Ransomware shield effectiveness with file protection turned off
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2023, 10:12:49 PM »
Can anyone give me a safe and technical answer?
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Re: Ransomware shield effectiveness with file protection turned off
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2023, 12:09:10 AM »
Can anyone give me a safe and technical answer?

Yes don't switch off the File System Shield.

I don't even bother with the Ransomware Shield.  I'm a great believer of, if you don't back it up you have got to be prepared to lose it.  I make frequent backups to two external SSD drives.
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