Secure Folders to protect folders (and use as anti-executable)

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  1. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

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    @Mister X +1
    Knowing SF a bit I think only apps designed to browse/creation/modification of specific kind of protected files (extensions) can be added to trusted list...and 3-rd file managers also which are usualy not so vulnerable and not so exploitable as explorer.exe that can be used also as a parent process for malware.
     
  2. jks52

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    Or you could use OSArmor which has very good protection for explorer.exe especially under the Advanced tab (unsigned processes, auto elevation attempts, etc.) and leave exe.exe as trusted. I also use EXE Radar Pro to block non-whitelisted exe's that malware might try to use to compromise a system process.
     
  3. Mr.X

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    Brought and quote your comment to this thread cause I don't want to keep hijacking @bellgamin 's thread anymore.

    I'm reading users posts and going to make my test asap. Thanks for the link. I'm going to comment here in this thread all my findings.

    I'm interested in protecting my folders from others reading stealing information and encryption by ransomware.
     
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  4. Mr.X

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    @lucd

    I found this, doing a quick test on a UFD once with NTFS then other with FAT32

    <<HIDE>>
    One file/folder

    Changing drive letter once does not unhide them

    Whole drive
    Changing drive letter is not allowed see pic attached

    dm.png



    <<READ-ONLY>>
    One file/folder

    Editing file is not allowed
    Renaming file/folder is not allowed
    Deleting file/folder is not allowed
    Writing a folder within the folder is ALLOWED - bad
    Writing a file within the folder not allowed
    Formatting the drive is not allowed
    Changing the drive letter once does not allow to edit, rename, write or delete file/folder except when wrongly allowed

    Whole drive
    Editing file is not allowed
    Renaming file/folder is not allowed
    Deleting file/folder is not allowed
    Writing a folder within the folder is ALLOWED - bad
    Writing a file within the folder not allowed
    Writing a folder on the drive root is ALLOWED - bad
    Writing a file on the drive root not allowed
    Formatting the drive is not allowed
    Changing the drive letter once does not allow to edit, rename, write or delete file/folder except when wrongly allowed



    For me, SecureFolders is good enough to protect vs ransomware... scary. lol
     
  5. lucd

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    To mee it's like windows folders protection (EDIT: WD antivirus folder pritection), the problem are ransmware that encrypt MBR or system files, thanks for checking since I like programs that allow of tweaking
     
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  6. Mr.X

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    Lol, of course it's windows folders protection, what is it you expected?
    We all know this is a problem. We have at disposal other solutions. Secure Folders wasn't designed for this end.

    So Secure Folders is good enough to prevent prying eyes stealing my docs and encryption by ransomware.

    You're welcome.
     
  7. lucd

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    no I did not mean windows default tools but folder protection of windows defender, that if you have WD off you can use secure folder in its stead I like the idea of write protecting folders . Looks good I might try it
     
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  8. Mr.X

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    I'd like to see this feature in Secure Folders.
    Someone developing anything similar to this great program is needed.
     
  9. Moose World

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    Hi,
    "DavidXanatos" & " Mr.X"

    With Sandboxie Classic and/or Sandboxie Plus....... Or Comodo Firewall........

    Hey there, Mr. X,what is your Security Setup or Config, now of days?

    And have you all look at Easy File Locker? Made by Shadow Defender!
     
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  10. drhu22

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