Alternative to Cyberreason RansomFree ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by CJ7168, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. CJ7168

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    Hello everyone,

    With the discontinuation of Cybereason RansomFree late last year I wish to ask your advice on choosing an alternative.

    I found the following two lists of alternatives but wanted to ask if you any experience of using any of them?
    My current short list so far is:

    • Acronis Ransomware Protection
    • RansomOff
    • Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business

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    Sources:
    Search for Ransomware Prevention within the following BleepingComputer link (my thanks to them and “Bleepin' Gumshoe” for this very helpful guide):

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/fo...-security-questions-best-practices/?p=4598991

    https://alternativeto.net/software/ransomfree/

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    Ideally, I’m looking for an application that offers real-time protection against ransomware in general rather than just specific variants and protects the MBR/GPT of the hard disk. It would be nice if it was free but doesn’t have to be.

    I am using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version 1903. I simply want more protection against ransomware than my current anti-malware solution (Norton Security (Version 22.18.0.213)) offers. The Controlled Folder Access feature of Windows 10 is good but not fully featured.

    Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks very much in advance for your time.
     
  2. itman

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    https://www.zonealarm.com/anti-ransomware

    Review here:https://www.pcmag.com/review/355010/check-point-zonealarm-anti-ransomware

    Also:
     
  3. Rasheed187

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  4. Peter2150

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    Before this thread is over you will have every one of them listed here.
     
  5. CJ7168

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    Hi itman and Rasheed187,

    Thanks very much for your suggestions. Sorry for not responding sooner.

    Using these suggestions, I am testing these against ransomware samples specifically Locky, Cerber, Spora and Petya. My goal is to find the tool which protects against most/all of these and meets my needs (not too high on resource usage and little to no conflicts with my existing anti-malware solution or my applications).

    From a comment placed in the following review; CyberSight makers of RansomStopper are no longer trading/operating. I haven’t been able to confirm this:

    https://uk.pcmag.com/ransomware-protection/92457/cybersight-ransomstopper

    I’ll update this thread with my results as soon as possible. Thanks again.
     
  6. Dragon1952

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    They have a Facebook account that has no posts from after Dec 2017.
     
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  8. itman

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    Looks like they're out of business. Going to their web site, www.cybersight.com, yields a 404. Such is the lifespan of freebees these days.
     
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  10. Peter2150

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    I would suggest pumpernickel. I doesn't depend on detecting behavior, just protects what you want to protect. It just works.
     
  11. Dragon1952

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    RansomStopper works good now and should going forward without getting any updates to it.
     
  12. Rasheed187

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    Yes I saw it too, I guess these things can happen with small companies. But I've read that it's pretty bloated, apparently it uses about 700MB of RAM, no thanks.

    No problem and let us know the results.
     
  13. Dragon1952

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    Mine has about 72 MB of Ram.
     
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