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    Bitdefender Releases Combination Crypto-Ransomware Vaccine

    Bitdefender LABS > Combination Crypto-Ransomware Vaccine Released
    Bitdefender anti-malware researchers have released a new vaccine tool which can protect against known and possible future versions of the CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt crypto ransomware families by exploiting flaws in their spreading methods.
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    If it offers a solution after it affected our system ....

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    A vaccine increases immunity to a particular disease, (before infection).
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    Welcome to WinDrivers arif2011. Here is an explanation from the article SpywareDr posted.


    Michael says:

    March 31, 2016 at 12:47 pm


    vaccine tool? What does that mean, if it was a vaccine I would just need to run the software once and I would be inoculated, this however do not seem to be the case? Is a behaviour monotoring tool, does it install a service or do I need to have the GUI running all the time – it is a little unclear if the load with Windows is only the GUI or the entire “protection package”.. Is any license terms available? Anyhow, thanks for a valiant efford.




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    March 31, 2016 at 3:28 pm


    It’s a vaccine, but it can (and probably will) be updated against new strains, hence the need to run at startup. It does not monitor behavior, it just uses some tricks to prevent those specific families of ransomware from infecting your system.
    The software is provided AS-IS, without any implied or explicit guarantees. Redistribution is permitted.
    It's not the computers that keep having problems, it's the users!!

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    Welcome to WinDrivers tomhank1403.
    It's not the computers that keep having problems, it's the users!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arif2011 View Post
    If it offers a solution after it affected our system ....
    you mean it affects our system? how's that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by softwaredev View Post
    you mean it affects our system? how's that??
    He is referring to the fact that after a system has been infected with ransomware there isn't much hope. If the ransomware (cryptolocker or not) does its job properly, there should be no access to any files, including running AV processes.

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