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CryptoPrevent v4.3.0

What is CryptoPrevent?  (from Foolish IT)

CryptoPrevent is a tiny utility to lock down any Windows OS (XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1) to prevent infection by the Cryptolocker malware or ‘ransomware’, which encrypts personal files and then offers decryption for a paid ransom. As you may have heard, there was a recent DoJ/FBI take down of the main network of criminal...  Read more


CryptoPrevent v4.3.0 is a program developed by Foolish IT. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 2.5 MB (2,621,004 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 48% of users of CryptoPrevent come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/technical-information
Help link: www.foolishit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Foolish IT\CryptoPrevent\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Foolish IT\CryptoPrevent\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CryptoPrevent v4.3.0

  • CryptoPreventEventSvc.exe - CryptoPreventService (CryptoPrevent Event Monitoring Service)
  • CryptoPreventEventSvc_old.exe
  • CryptoPrevent.exe - CryptoPrevent
  • CryptoPrevent_old.exe
  • CryptoPreventFilterMod.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CryptoPrevent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'CryptoPrevent Update' (runs daily at 09:58).
  • CryptoPrevent_old.exe is scheduled as a task named 'CryptoPrevent Update' (runs daily at 10:30).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CryptoPrevent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CryptoPrevent Update.
2 Services
  • CryptoPreventEventSvc.exe runs as a service named 'CryptoPrevent Event Service' (CryptoPreventEventSvc) "CryptoPrevent Event Monitoring Service v1.3.3".
  • CryptoPreventEventSvc_old.exe runs as a service named 'CryptoPrevent Event Service' (CryptoPreventEventSvc) "CryptoPrevent Event Monitoring Service v1.2.9".

How do I remove CryptoPrevent?

Quickly and completely remove CryptoPrevent v4.3.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CryptoPrevent from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CryptoPrevent v4.3.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CryptoPrevent.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.89%
Windows 8 28.13%
Windows XP 5.08%
Windows Vista 4.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.49%
Windows 8.1 12.82%
Windows 7 Professional 12.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.48% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 48.48%
  United States 37.12%
  Australia 2.72%
  Canada 2.72%
  Germany 2.24%
  Belgium 0.64%
  Ireland 0.64%
  Netherlands 0.64%
  South Africa 0.64%
  Austria 0.48%
  Spain 0.48%
  France 0.32%
  Croatia 0.32%
  Italy 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.96%
Dell 26.32%
Acer 14.14%
Toshiba 5.92%
ASUS 5.26%
Lenovo 4.93%
Samsung 3.62%
American Megatrends 1.64%
Intel 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.55%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.37%
LENOVO Lenovo H330 2.37%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.78%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.78%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.78%


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