Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 – Ransomware protection Module

To protect your important documents from malware, you should enable Bitdefender ransomware module

  • Click “View modules

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  • Click on ransomware protection settings

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  • Enable it by turning it “On” as shown below
  • Click “Add” to add folders in which your important documents are kept.

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  • Tick all your important folders as shown below.
  • Click “OK

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  • I added my two important folders that need to be protected from malware.

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  • Bitdefender allow all application that is considered as “Safe” to access the protected folder
  • Only when Unknown application or malware tries to access “protect folders”, Bitdefender blocks it.
  • If you want any application to access “Protected folder” then you need to add that application in “Trusted applications” list
  • To do so click on”Trusted applications” as shown below

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  • Click “Add

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  • Find and select the application as shown below
  • Click “OK

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  • Click “Close

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  • Blocked Applications” List contains applications that have been blocked from accessing the “protected folder”

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Video demo

 

Comodo Internet Security 10 : Installation, Settings and Usage

Comodo config

  • HIPS :  Disabled
  • FIREWALL :  Safe mode

 

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INSTALLATION

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  • Untick “enhance my web experience

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  • Select “install free version

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  • Untick component that don’t want to install

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  • Untick “Enhance my web experience

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ADVANCED SETTINGS

  • Tick “Scan computer after the computer starts

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  • Untick “Do not show popup alerts

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INSTALLING/UNINSTALLING SAFE APPLICATIONS

  • Even if you try to install a safe application, Comodo may sandbox it because the application is categorized as “Unrecognized
  • When the installer asks for unlimited access as shown below, click “Run Unlimited

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FIREWALL ALERT

  • When an unrecognized application tries to connect to the internet, comodo firewall shows this alert
  • If you know that this application is SAFE, then click “Allow” to allow this application access the Internet.
  • If you are don’t recognize this application click “Block” to block this application from accessing the internet

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  • To create a rule to automatically allow safe application to access the internet,
  • Tick “Remember my answer
  • Select “Treat as” and “Outgoing only

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  • To create a Firewall Rule to automatically Block an application from accessing the internet,
  • Tick “Remember my answer
  • Select “Treat as” and “Block Application

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BLOCK AN APPLICATION FROM ACCESSING THE INTERNET

  • To block an application from accessing the Internet, Click “Add” as shown below

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  • click “browse

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  • Select “files” and select the application that you want to block from accessing the internet

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  • Click “Add” as shown below

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  • Next to “Action:” select “block

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  • Enter the description.
  • click “OK

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  • Click “Ok” to create the firewall rule.

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  • Click “OK

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FILE LIST

  • click “purge” to purge non-existant applications in the list

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  • click “OK

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  • Tick all applications rated as “unrecognized
  • click “Submit” to submit those applications to Comodo

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  • To Change the file rating of “unrecognized applications” which you know are safe application,
  • click “rating” tab
  • Tick all safe applications rated as “Unrecognized
  • Right click on it
  • Select “Change file rating -> Trusted
  • Click “OK

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SUBMITTED FILES LIST

  • Regularly check the “submitted files list
  • Click “clean” to clear the list

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FILE GROUP

  • you may add applications installed the computer to certain predefined file groups.

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  • Add applications which download files from internet into group “file downloaders
  • Select “File downloaders
  • Run the file downloader application.
  • Click “Add -> running processes

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  • Find the file downloader process
  • Select it and click “OK

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  • Similarly, add “media players” applications which is used to play video & audio files

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BLOCKING MALWARE

  • When an unknown application or malware runs, it gets sandboxed by Comodo.
  • Sometimes the user will get alerted as shown below.
  • Click “Block”

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  • When an unknown application or malware asks user permission to connect to Internet.
  • Click “Block”

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  • To stop the execution of unknown application or malware, select “Block and Terminate

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  • To completely block an unknown application from executing in future,
  • Click “Treat As

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  • Click “Blocked Application

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Video Tutorial on dealing with malwares 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESET Internet Security 10 : Recommended settings

  • Click “Advanced setup

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  • Enable “integrate into system

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HIPS RULE SETTINGS

  • HIPS rule can be created to protect user files stored in certain folders.
  • Click “Edit” next to Rules

 

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  • Click “Add

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  • Set “Rule name” as “PROTECTED FILES
  • Set “Action” as “Ask
  • Under “Operations affecting“, enable “Files
  • Click “Next

 

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  • Select “All applications

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  • Enable “Delete file“, “Write to File” and “Direct access to disk” as shown below

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  • Select “Specific files” as shown below
  • Click “Add

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  • Click “” as shown below

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  • Select D:\ partition
  • Click “OK

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  • Click “OK

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  • Similarly add other partitions as shown below
  • Don’t add C: partition in which Windows OS is installed
  • Click “Finish

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  • Click “OK

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  • Click “OK

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HIPS Alerts

  • When an application tries to access files, ESET HIPS generates alerts as shown below.
  • Allow only safe applications. Deny if you don’t want application to modify protected files.
  • To permanently allow safe application access to files, select “Create rule and remember permanently
  • Tick “Only for operation” and select “All file operations

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  • To check the reputation of the application, click “Details

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  • Next to “Reputation:” you can see the Eset rating of the application.
  • Green color means the application is safe.
  • Yellow color means application is unknown
  • Red color means Application unsafe

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FIREWALL INTERACTIVE MODE

  • Set “Filtering mode” to “Interactive Mode
  • Click “OK

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  • When an application tries to connect to Internet (network), Eset Firewall shows this alert.
  • If application is safe then click “Allow“, otherwise “Deny
  • If you want to permanently allow a safe application to have access to internet, then select “create rule and remember permanently
  • Click “Allow

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  • If you want to block access to Internet for an application click “Deny” when Firewall alert is shown.

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  • To see Reputation of an application click “details

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  • When installing an application, if application tries to connect to internet, then select “Remember until application quits
  • Click “allow” or “deny” as you wish

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Eset settings video tutorial

Freeware applications for Microsoft Windows OS

The list contains freeware and opensource applications

  1. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard   – http://www.aomeitech.com/pa/standard.html
  2. Macrorit Partition Expert Free Edition
    –  http://disk-tool.com/download/mde/mde-free-setup.zip

 

  1. IrfanView  –   http://www.filehorse.com/download-irfanview/
  2.  PicPick –  http://www.filehorse.com/download-picpick/
  3.  Greenshot  –   http://getgreenshot.org/
  • Image Annotate  –
  1. PicPick –  http://www.filehorse.com/download-picpick/
  2. Greenshot  –   http://getgreenshot.org/