SeriousHoax gave kudos to itman in Files encrypted by ransomware
I have long argued that what is need is a "professional" version of Eset consumer products. For example, the above mentioned EES 7.2 aggressive option could be one feature provided. Another I would like to see is more aggressive reputational scanning options such as the ability to alert/block unknown non-system processes and the like. Etc., etc..
To date, this has fallen "on deaf" Eset ears.
SeriousHoax gave kudos to Rami in Files encrypted by ransomware
It's now detected by ESET : Win32/Filecoder.NZG
In my opinion what needs to be improved is the machine learning and HIPS , but I am not expert like those who program at ESET for sure , also as SeriousHoax said , Application Manager and Reputation(rep is already there) , to be combined with everything , so the AI could try to decide if this app is trying to do malicious things or it's not.
But I could be mistaken , I don't know , but also as ITman said , nothing is 100% safe.
SeriousHoax received kudos from BeanSlappers in Applications in the Eset firewall
I suggested this in the Future changes couple of months ago mentioning Kaspersky as an example. Less detailed than Kaspersky but G-Data has this too. ESET can upgrade their running processes tool and turned that into something similar to Kaspersky's Application Control.
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That's what BitDefender did with their 100% machine learning based behavioral protection at A-V Comparatives: https://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/spc_fdt_bitdefender_201909_en.pdf . Score was pretty impressive although false positives were a bit high.
Also detection rate for this ML scanner is shown separately on Virus Total.
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Description: A Manage application section like Kaspersky or an Application network rules section like Kaspersky or maybe both.
Details: Currently there is no way to know which programs I ran on my PC that was trusted by Eset or not. By having an Application manager it would make really easy give a detailed representation. Eset already kind of has this but that's for running processes only but not for all the products and also this window just shows information but I can't interact with it like it's possible in Kaspersky.
And for Firewall, it's possible to add rules for specific programs of course but it would be better if there was list of all applications to show what is set to allowed by Eset and what not. This should be interactive too so if a user want to deny let's say "Cleaner" internet connection then the he/she would select Ccleaner from the list and deny it internet access instead of the current situation where user need to manually browser the program to block it in Firewall. The current implementation should always be there of course but my proposed interface would make everything much easier. Also a program can have multiple files that access to the internet. From this list it would be much easier to find that out. So, overall user experience would improve a lot.
To have a closer look you may try installing Kaspersky to understand how this two mode works on their product. I don't want Eset to have the exact same to same that Kaspersky has but the basic idea should be the same.
I love Eset because it's great product and super lite. But I want Eset to have these features. I'm sure it's not just me but everybody would appreciate it and it will make the product even better.