AppCheck by CheckMal

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Mr.X, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Houley456

    Houley456 Registered Member

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    Gosh, I am not 100% sure how to tell if my pc is running well but it runs with no hiccups, no slow-downs and it boots as normally to be expected...thats all I can say...
     
  2. Peter2150

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    Well that was exactly my point. Anti Ransware isn't supposed to make your computer run better, it's supposed to protect against a ransomware attack. How do you know it's doing that. Hint: the answer is you don't
     
  3. 93036

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    So, are you not recommending the use of AppCheck?
     
  4. Peter2150

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    That is up to each individual. I was just asking if you say it's working how to you know. I've tested Appcheck, and it seems to work, but the problem to me is to do it's job, malware had to get on your system. Also the malware authors are constantly adapting. I prefer the approach of keeping all malware off my system. But that would be off topic for this thread. If your curious PM me.
     
  5. Houley456

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    >>>I prefer the approach of keeping all malware off my system<<<
    Would it be ok if you show how you do that or would you rather me pm you?
     
  6. Peter2150

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    I'd rather PM, as it would take this thread off topic
     
  7. mood

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    The Online Manual with a short explanation of all options is now available in english:
    https://www.checkmal.com/page/support/help/
    It was extended:
    Limited Discount: 2017-03-31 ~ 2017-05-31
     
  8. Rasheed187

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    Why did you decide to go for this tool, and not for the others?

    I really don't see why it's so hard to understand. These type of tools are supposed to act like a fail safe, in case your AV, AE and in some cases your brain have failed.
     
  9. Mr.X

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    Yes. This is the reason I put AppCheck in my system as well. Just in case you know.

    Why AppCheck over others? Reviews that demonstrate its efectiveness, specially those from @cruelsister , not .NET based application.
     
  10. Peter2150

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    It's not hard to understand that you don't want the malware on your system period. Having to call the fire department is not a failsafe.
     
  11. Mr.X

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    Well maybe you are right Peter and maybe I haven't really grasped the prevention principles here. Anyhow I'm happy with it in my config.
     
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  12. clubhouse1

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    I haven't encountered any malware or any kind of xxxxware in 6 years or more via the web, I'm unlucky like that. I envy those that have.
     
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    Not you, not anyone, but we need to talk about something in these forums :isay:
     
  14. Mr.X

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    That's why I'm not afraid to be a happy clicker, hehe. (Not suitable for under 45 yrs. of age) :D
    :argh: True words.
     
  15. Rasheed187

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    What don't you understand about fail-safe? Even if there is only a tiny chance that us experienced users will ever run ransomware or other malware, isn't it cool to know that when this happens, a tool like AppCheck, RansomOff or HMPA's CryptoGuard can still save the system?

    OK I see. RansomOff also seems to be to doing quite good. Too bad RansomFree didn't do too well, it certainly had potential.
     
  16. Mr.X

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    Hey! Don't make conclusions before it leaves beta stage. Let's see what the future has for it.
     
  17. Rasheed187

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    Yes I agree, I haven't written them off just yet.
     
  18. paulderdash

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    I suppose it's best to disable MBR Protection in AppCheck Pro if one is running HmP.A which has that protection also, in CryptoGuard?
     
  19. Rasheed187

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    Seems like a good idea, you never know what might happen if they both try to protect the MBR. I just read that a member couldn't boot his system after installing RansomOff, which also protects the MBR.
     
  20. Mr.X

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    I use Shadow Defender so I disable AppCheck's MBR protection.
     
  21. paulderdash

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    :thumb:
     
  22. paulderdash

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    Just another layer. If your house is burning, are you not going to call the fire brigade?

    But I understand your point. If I ever had a problem, I'd restore an image ... maybe everything else is redundant :eek:. But then we'd have hardly anything to discuss at Wilders ;).
     
  23. clubhouse1

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    We could suggest we have fireproof systems:argh:
     
  24. simmersK00L

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    +1 :thumb:
     
  25. mood

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    Don't forget to enable it after going out of a Shadow Session :eek:
    Or is the PC in a "Shadow Session" all the time?
     
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