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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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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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Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 Recommended Settings

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

  • Click on settings icon to go to Kaspersky settings, as shown below

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  • Click “File Anti virus

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  • Select “Action on threat detection” as “Disinfect,if not possible – delete

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  • Click “Web Anti Virus

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  • Select “Action on threat detection” as “Block

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  • Click on”Private browsing

 

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  • Select “Block data collection

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  • You may untick “Search for software that is intended to conceal traces of a malicious program in the system

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Scheduled Scan

  • Select “Scheduled scan -> Quick Scan

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  • Set Run Scan to “Everyday
  • Set the Time at which scan will be done
  • Click “Save

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  • Select “Scan schedule -> Vulnerability Scan

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  • Set Run Scan to “Everyday
  • Set the Time at which scan will be done
  • Click “Save

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  • Click “network” as shown below

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  • Click “Advanced settings” as shown below

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  • Click “install certificate

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  • Click “Next

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  • Click “Finish

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VULNERABILITY SCAN

  • Click “vulnerability scan

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  • Click “Start scan

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  • After the scan the list of vulnerability found in the system will be shown.
  • Click on it as shown below

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  • The list of the vulnerable application installed in the system is shown.
  • You need to update the application with the latest version of that application.

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  • click “vulnerability in the operating system

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  • Select all vulnerability
  • Click “Fix

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KASPERSKY APPLICATION MANAGER SETTING FOR BETTER PROTECTION

  • Click “Application Control

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  • Click “Manage  applications

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  • Click as shown below to collapse the Trusted applications list

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  • Under “Network” select “Deny” for “Low restricted”, “High restricted” and “Untrusted”

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  • It should look something like below
  • close the window

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  • Click “Manage Resources

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  • Select category “Personal data
  • Select “Add->Category” as shown below

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  • Type “Category name” as “PROTECTED FILES” as shown below
  • Click “Add

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  • Select category “PROTECTED FILES” as shown below

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  • Select “Deny” for all three “Low restricted“, “High restricted” and “Untrusted”   as shown below

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  • It should look as shown below

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  • Select category “PROTECTED FILES
  • Select “Add -> File or Folder

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  • Add D partition as shown below
  • Name  “D
  • Path “D:\*
  • Click “Add

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  • Similarly add E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P partitions as shown below.
  • Don’t add C: partition in which windows OS is installed
  • Click “save


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  • If you want any “Low restricted” application to allow access files in “PROTECTED FILES” category then
  • Select the “PROTECTED FILES” category.
  • Select the application you  want to allow and set “Allow” under “Read,”Write“,”Create” and “Delete” as shown below
  • Click “Save

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  • If you want to allow any “Low restricted” application allow access to the internet then
  • Select the application and set “Allow” under the “Network” as shown below

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  • If you want to install an application which is place in “Low restricted” then right click on it and set ” Restictions-> trusted“.
  • The run the application installer.

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  • If you are still unable to install a low restricted application, then disable the Kaspersky application control.
  • Install the application
  • Enable the Application control

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