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Old 22-11-2013, 19:21
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I tried downloading the CryptoPrevent tool as instructed in Computeractve (www.snipca.com/10690) - but could not do so and instead received the message ERROR 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR from HostGator.com
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Old 22-11-2013, 19:33
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Old 22-11-2013, 20:15
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Old 23-11-2013, 09:09
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Waddler,

Interestingly, I just posted the same link in the Security forum thread before reading this one.

I have used this excellent little programme for over a week or so now and this morning updated it to the latest version 4.2.6

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Old 23-11-2013, 11:28
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I downloaded this via www.snipca.com/10690 as advised in issue 411.

It looks so scary with the warnings in the Agreement panel that I chickened out of installing.

Is it OK for anyone short of a tech genious to go ahead with it?

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Old 23-11-2013, 11:34
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By the way it is the d7 that I'm supposed to download isn't it.

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Old 23-11-2013, 11:37
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Is it OK for anyone short of a tech genious to go ahead with it?
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By the way it is the d7 that I'm supposed to download isn't it.
No, D7 is a set of other tech tools, that doesnt include CryptoPrevent.

The tool you want is CryptoPrevent, download links are at the bottom of the webpage
http://www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/
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Old 23-11-2013, 12:37
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Thanks for that Jack.

By the way I know genius is not spelt genious. Embarrassing!
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Old 23-11-2013, 12:59
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I downloaded this via www.snipca.com/10690 as advised in issue 411.

It looks so scary with the warnings in the Agreement panel that I chickened out of installing.

Is it OK for anyone short of a tech genious to go ahead with it?

RobJ
Rob,

YES. You could well regret not installing it if someone managed to encrypt your files which would be virtually impossible to unlock.

Those who paid quite large sums of money to ransomware installers found the keys sent to decrypt their files did not work.

Install and stay safe against this serious threat.

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Old 23-11-2013, 13:17
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Rogerman

I had mistakenly downloaded d7.

I have now downloaded and installed the free CryptoPrevent tool thanks to Jack's info.

So I'll have no regrets as you suggest.
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