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    wraith received kudos from ECELeader in Ransomware   
    Ok that sounds reasonable. But ESET can surely implement the idea of protected folders. Let it be disabled by default. Advanced users who want that can enable that but at least provide it as an option.
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    wraith received kudos from ECELeader in Ransomware   
    Imho ESET should add some advanced features like itman suggested. Keep them switched off by default so that only advanced users can enable them. I agree with the LiveGrid implementation part. Allow all safe processes(green), monitor the activities of non-popular(yellow) and alert upon suspicious behaviour and block for unsafe processes(red). If that sounds too much, implement a protected folders feature like defender, trend micro, BitDefender, avast so that files in those folders can only be accessed by safe applications and will be prompted if accessed by unknown applications.
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    wraith received kudos from ECELeader in Ransomware   
    if only ESET displayed this warning for each and every unsigned file that tries to encrypt files.
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    wraith received kudos from ECELeader in Controlled Folder feature   
    Anyways it seems pointless to discuss this since the mods will not implement it because according to them it's basically useless. I can also say that ESET can implement a smart firewall like Norton where the firewall will block known malicious applications from making outbound connections, allow safe apps to connect and ask for unknown apps when they try to connect to the internet. But again the same answer will come up that this will lead to false positives and inconvenience for some users. Again I can say that this smart feature can be disabled by default but will be enabled by advanced users but again I will be replied that ESET interactive mode will do the job. Basically this goes on in a loop and so I quit giving suggestions to improve ESET. 
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    Ok that sounds reasonable. But ESET can surely implement the idea of protected folders. Let it be disabled by default. Advanced users who want that can enable that but at least provide it as an option.
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    It can run on a standard user but won't be able to encrypt system files. It can encrypt your personal files though. I agree with you. A process that is unsigned and new to LiveGrid, trying to encrypt files, should be blocked immediately by ESET even though it may be a false positive(although the chances would be extremely thin for a FP). I would rather deal with a FP than having my important files encrypted. 
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    In general ESET is usually one of the first to come with signatures. So 3 days seems pretty old to me. Many other vendors already have a signature for it. Btw did the researchers/analysts find anything about this sample?
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    if only ESET displayed this warning for each and every unsigned file that tries to encrypt files.
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    With the only difference being SONAR can detect and stop ransomwares that are not detected by signatures whereas ESET cannot. ☹️
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    Please let me know what the analysts came up with and also if possible why the anti ransomware didn't kick in for this particular sample. Thanks. 😀
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    Absolutely not. I'm taking about this ransomware scenario which we're discussing. This is an exe file. ESET doesn't have a signature and so it's not detected by the real time scanner. When I executed the file it spawned a process that began encrypting files. My point is that when the process started encrypting the files why didn't the anti ransomware module kick in and alert me that if I want to continue the operation or block it. This is the simple question for which I'm trying to get a reliable response nothing more.
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    Yeah that's why I don't like these features. I just gave them as examples since you asked about what block at first sight is. Moreover these make the AV heavy to use and I don't want ESET to become heavy like the other AV's. But I really want ESET to have a dedicated PROACTIVE Ransomware Module, not a REACTIVE one since all the complaints I receive regarding ESET only relates to ransomwares, nothing else.
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    I know all these are there but I've never seen the Behaviour Blocker and Anti-Ransomware shield in action. If there is a new ransomware that is not in the signatures, there is literally no warning from ESET and the ransomware easily manages to encrypt all the files. The advanced machine learning seems to be a welcome addition.😀
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    I have been using ESET IS for the last 5 years and have an active subscription till 2021. It's the lightest AV out there with stellar detection, excellent firewall and web filter along with a really light footprint. However ESET does miss out on certain features that other competitive AV's like BitDefender, Kaspersky, Trend Micro, Norton, Mcafee provide. ESET has zero dynamic protection since the HIPS in automatic mode is useless. Imo I think it would be a lot better if ESET can provide a good Behaviour Monitor instead of the HIPS(the BB ESET has now is in hibernation mode, it rarely works). Another very important feature could be the Protected Folders option where the user can decide which folders to protect against ransomware.
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    wraith received kudos from fabioquadros_ in Ransomware   
    Imho ESET should add some advanced features like itman suggested. Keep them switched off by default so that only advanced users can enable them. I agree with the LiveGrid implementation part. Allow all safe processes(green), monitor the activities of non-popular(yellow) and alert upon suspicious behaviour and block for unsafe processes(red). If that sounds too much, implement a protected folders feature like defender, trend micro, BitDefender, avast so that files in those folders can only be accessed by safe applications and will be prompted if accessed by unknown applications.
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    wraith received kudos from SeriousHoax in Ransomware   
    In general ESET is usually one of the first to come with signatures. So 3 days seems pretty old to me. Many other vendors already have a signature for it. Btw did the researchers/analysts find anything about this sample?
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    wraith received kudos from SeriousHoax in Ransomware   
    Absolutely not. I'm taking about this ransomware scenario which we're discussing. This is an exe file. ESET doesn't have a signature and so it's not detected by the real time scanner. When I executed the file it spawned a process that began encrypting files. My point is that when the process started encrypting the files why didn't the anti ransomware module kick in and alert me that if I want to continue the operation or block it. This is the simple question for which I'm trying to get a reliable response nothing more.
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    wraith received kudos from SeriousHoax in Ransomware   
    Yeah that's why I don't like these features. I just gave them as examples since you asked about what block at first sight is. Moreover these make the AV heavy to use and I don't want ESET to become heavy like the other AV's. But I really want ESET to have a dedicated PROACTIVE Ransomware Module, not a REACTIVE one since all the complaints I receive regarding ESET only relates to ransomwares, nothing else.
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    wraith received kudos from L0ckJaw in Ransomware   
    It can run on a standard user but won't be able to encrypt system files. It can encrypt your personal files though. I agree with you. A process that is unsigned and new to LiveGrid, trying to encrypt files, should be blocked immediately by ESET even though it may be a false positive(although the chances would be extremely thin for a FP). I would rather deal with a FP than having my important files encrypted. 
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    wraith gave kudos to peteyt in Ransomware   
    Does encryption run on a standard home user computer without them knowing.
    What I mean is I have windows pro but don't use any encryption software so surely if something started encrypting something there would be a cause for alarm. I've thankfully never came across ransomware but I thought for a general home computer the fact something is being encrypted would look suspicious in itself
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    wraith gave kudos to Marcos in Ransomware   
    3 days means that it's NOW 3 days since the first submission to VT and since we received the sample.
    ECLS Command-line scanner, version 7.0.2097.0, (C) 1992-2018 ESET, spol. s r.o.
    Module scanner, version 19951 (20190901), build 42622
    Scan started at:   Tue Sep  3 09:08:07 2019
    name="test\ransom.ex", threat="MSIL/Filecoder.UN trojan", action="", info=""
    Total:             files - 1, objects 1
    Infected:          files - 1, objects 1
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    wraith received kudos from L0ckJaw in Ransomware   
    In general ESET is usually one of the first to come with signatures. So 3 days seems pretty old to me. Many other vendors already have a signature for it. Btw did the researchers/analysts find anything about this sample?
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    wraith gave kudos to L0ckJaw in Ransomware   
    I understand what you are saying, but people rely on their AV program to intercept any suspicious file.
    If they do not see the double extention, and think its a .pdf they are infected. So in my opinion a AV program should block these immediately.
    Thats why File Insight or a Sonar like active protection module should be in place to intercept any suspicious file.
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    wraith gave kudos to peteyt in Ransomware   
    I'm new to this topic but just wanted to ask something and unsure if its been asked.
    Firstly - I have no issue with Eset - I know nothing can ever be 100 percent.  However in regards to ransomware would there not be a way to detect something is encrypting files which in turn could force an alert from Eset.
    I'm not talking about new unknown viruses, zero day etc but the act of encrypting itself. Basically could Eset not set it by default to alert users if it detects file encrypting and possibly even be set to pause the encryption until a user tells Eset to either allow or remove.
    Surely with that approach it wouldn't matter if it was a new virus unseen that eset didn't know as it would still see the encrypting part. Or are these viruses able to hide that they are encrypting things until it is too late? I don't have a lot of knowledge on these things so sorry if it is a lot more complex than that.
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    wraith gave kudos to itman in Ransomware   
    One final comment in regards to Live Grid's performance in this incident.
    Refer back in this thread to the posted Live Grid screen shot showing ransom.exe running. Note the red color. What does that mean? Per Eset online v12 help:
    Hum ........ It certainly appears Eset's front-end heuristic scanning did its job.
    So why can't Eset offer an option to be alerted to "risky" processes pre-execution? It most certainly appears to be the correct and logical action to take. For me, I can only conclude the following:
    1. Eset has such little faith in Live Grid's reputational analysis that it doesn't trust it for user alert purposes. In this case, get rid of the feature and just perform any submission activities in the background.
    2. Eset's avoidance of a false positive detection has reached the level that it is jeopardizing overall system security.
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