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    Best program for stopping system changes?

    What program do you recommend for stopping system changes like the host file, etc. and any other system changes?
    I used to use SpyBot TeaTimer. What do you think of WinPatrol? Others better for this kind of thing?

    Thanks!

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    kzkz,

    WinPatrol
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    CryptoPrevent


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    Zig, your word like others here is gold, I've added Crypto Prevent & Crypto Finder to my "RollerStoller Norad."
    Do you have any advice concerning fine-tuning and operating Prevent & Finder?
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    RJS,

    Not specifically; I just set the options for Prevent whenever a program fails to install.

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    Deep Freeze is my favourite. Play with Windows all you like, then re-boot and nothing has changed.

    cheers, Paul

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    I uninstalled CryptoPrevent because it was causing problems with Control Panel (.cpl) commands and because I'm savvy enough not to click on unknown links as well as creating regular system images as a safeguard, should I inadvertently end up as a victim of Ransomware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Deep Freeze is my favourite. Play with Windows all you like, then re-boot and nothing has changed.

    cheers, Paul
    Hmm, a 30 day free trial, but no indication of the price. It could be 5, or it could be 100 - I just don't know.

    No problem with them charging - the price should be up front.

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    How crap is that? You used to be able to buy it direct for about 25 per PC. Now you have to jump through hoops of burning fire!

    cheers, Paul

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    Hey Y'all,

    If you're interested you have to click the Buy Now button to find out is USD $45.00.

    HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Thanks all! My neighbor got one of the Ransom Ware's wanting $1000 to get the un-encryption key.
    I never click on anything unknown, but that's what he said too.

    All of the programs I've looked at help you deal with getting rid of bad programs, etc, but not to actually prevent them from installing like TeaTimer did. Is that not offered any more?

    I may give DeepFreeze a try. Looks interesting.
    WinPatrol looks like a kid made the program and not sure what it really is supposed to do. It talks about looking at your startup list when you reboot. I only reboot ....never.

    KZ

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    Kzkz,

    CryptoPrevent as mentioned in post #2 is designed to stop these nasties from installing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Hey Y'all,

    If you're interested you have to click the Buy Now button to find out is USD $45.00.

    HTH
    Couldn't find a Buy Now button - where is it? Note that I'm directed to a UK site, perhaps it's only the UK site that has the problem....

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    CryptoPrevent looks really good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
    Couldn't find a Buy Now button - where is it? Note that I'm directed to a UK site, perhaps it's only the UK site that has the problem....
    Same here

    Thank you for you interest in Faronics products.
    To purchase please contact your local reseller:

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    Hey Guys,

    I couldn't get it to work in FF had to use IE!

    DeepFreeze.JPG
    The above was taken in FF...I didn't notice the Cookie Buttons at the top when I did my original post. Maybe it will work in FF if you allow their cookies! HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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