RansomOff Change Log

5.2019.320.5459 - 16 Nov 2019

  • Added extension filtering for additional file protection.
  • Added Explorer restore with hot keys.
  • Added ability to launch system executables.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Removed server support.

5.2018.339.6492 - 5 Dec 2018

  • Fixed NOEXECUTE non-English path issue.
  • Improved logic for more thorough clean-up.
  • Added additional clean-up remedy actions to get system back to good state.

5.2018.301.6900 - 31 Oct 2018

  • Added support for non-English paths and filenames.
  • Other minor updates and bug fixes.

5.2018.270.2797 - 26 Sep 2018

  • Fixed Folder Protection item selection bug.
  • Fixed Folder Protection swap protection bug.
  • Fixed Folder Protection menu toggle bug.
  • Fixed issue with checking if certain processes are running.
  • Updated UI for more consistent patterns and provide more information.

5.2018.260.2977 - 18 Sep 2018

  • Added additional App Lockdown settings.
  • Modified boot sequence for faster startups.
  • Expanded list of processes to watch for abuse.
  • Expanded cleanup remediations.
  • Expanded use of password request if password is set.
  • Fixed alert window top most issue.
  • Minor UI updates.

5.2018.199.6003 - 17 Jul 2018

  • Updated default Advanced Mode settings (thanks Kees).
  • Updated driver logic to better protect against process hangs.
  • Numerous bug fixes in the service, agent and installer.

5.2018.136.7699 - 19 May 2018

  • Added ability to swap folder protection entries.
  • Added 'No Execution' folder protection option.
  • Added ability to manually add files and folders to the App Lockdown.
  • Updated the UI loading sequence for better stability and usability.
  • Fixed App Lockdown bug that did not evaluate settings properly.

5.2018.81.6662 - 22 Mar 2018

  • Added new HIPS setting to notify on protected folder write.
  • Removed ransomware protection dependency for folder protections.
  • Improved RansomOff Server support.
  • Other bug fixes and UI tweaks.

5.2018.1.6291 (RC1) - 1 Jan 2018

  • Fixed file name parsing bug that could cause crash.

5.2017.365.6848 (RC1) - 31 Dec 2017

  • Improved non-standard display size support.
  • Added wildcard support for exemptions, blocks, and backup paths.
  • Added ability to manually add files and directories to block.
  • Added UI color change settings.
  • Improved process loading performance for Win8.1 and greater.
  • Fixed password reset bug.
  • Other minor bug fixes and UI tweaks.

5.2017.315.6969 (RC1) - 11 Nov 2017

  • UI tweaks.
  • Fixed file backup and restore issue.
  • Fixed uninstaller to cleanly remove all drivers after reboot.
  • Fixed other minor bugs and reported issues.

5.2017.306.5218 (RC1) - 2 Nov 2017

  • Updated user interface.
  • Added HIPS-Lite protections.
  • Added Microsoft co-sign to drivers for Windows 10 Secure Boot compatibility.
  • Enhanced clean up capabilities.
  • Fixed other bugs and reported issues.
  • Updated documentation.

5.2017.198.4233 (RC1) - 17 Jul 2017

  • Added additional App Lockdown options.
  • Added file backup folder exemptions.
  • Added wallpaper restore.
  • Fixed file backup and restore bug relating to disk space calculations.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.
  • Fixed auto update bug that caused incomplete updates to occur for some users. Full installation or manual application of updates may be required to ensure all components are updated. Update packages are linked below.
  • Updated documentation.

5.2017.190.9480 (RC1) - 9 Jul 2017

  • Added system file change detection.
  • Added auto-exempt capability from top-most toast popup.
  • Added wildcard matching to exemption list.
  • Added additional screen locker mitigations.
  • Added RansomOff Server support.
  • Added ability to sync settings from other systems.
  • Added additional installer check for Windows 7 issue with identifying necessary KB.
  • Enforces restrictions on bcdedit and vssadmin usage.
  • Added option to enable/disable system process policy enforcement.
  • Faster icon loading on startup.
  • Fixed error notification when browsing for exempt files or folders.
  • Updated various UI elements.
  • Website and documentation update.

5.2017.156.2734 (Beta) - 5 Jun 2017

  • Added process hollowing detection.
  • Added import/export of settings.
  • Fixed security exemptions list issue with installer.
  • Fixed some settings not staying persistent across reboots.
  • Added app lockdown restart options after reboot.
  • Added scheduled tasks and services for start up notifications.
  • Expanded recovery mitigations.
  • Enhanced full screen window detection and mitigations.
  • Added wizard to help decide appropriate action for non-technical users.
  • Fixed username lookup bug on non-English language systems.
  • Enhanced compatibility of UI on higher scaling systems.
  • Minor UI updates and bug fixes.

5.2017.144.10111 (Beta) - 24 May 2017

  • Fix BSOD issue introduced in last release.
  • Made MBR protection optional during install.
  • Added ability to toggle MBR protection (requires reboot).
  • Added option to manually install updates.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

5.2017.142.4703 (Beta) - 22 May 2017

  • Fixed bug highlighted by Xdata ransomware.
  • Fixed issues with App Lockdown saved settings.
  • Enhanced App Lockdown efficiency.
  • Added default options for App Lockdown for error conditions.
  • Expanded Windows start up modification detection.
  • Updated Windows start up notification logic with option to prevent duplicative alerts.
  • Added ability to terminate process that made start up change in single workflow.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

5.2017.139.8295 (Beta) - 19 May 2017

  • Added application lockdown mode with confirmation for newly executed processes.
  • Added icons to indicate folder protection status.
  • Added per-folder toggling from folder protection window and taskbar menu with reboot persistence.
  • Added removable drive awareness to folder protection.
  • Added main protection toggling from taskbar menu.
  • Added taskbar icon change to indicate status.
  • Added ability to deny, deceive and make read-only for root folders.
  • Tied startup notifications in with exemption list and added easy exemption of processes that caused the notification.
  • Added alert message filtering and cleanup.
  • Expanded self-protection mechanisms.
  • Fixed installer issue of only showing the 'Program Files' directory.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Updated documentation.
  • Many thanks to the Wilders Security and MalwareTips communities for continued feedback and support.

5.2017.131.8772 (Beta) - 11 May 2017

  • Added folder protection capabilities to deny, deceive, hide or make read only with per process exemptions.
  • Added additional notifications if update has occured and restart is required.
  • UI tweaks to include taskbar icon animation.
  • Updated installer to prevent certificate conflict and mis-matched architecture.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Updated documentation.

5.2017.124.3598 (Beta) - 4 May 2017

  • Added registry artifact cleanup.
  • Added ability to delete recent file or registry start up changes.
  • Fix auto-update bug affecting Windows 8.1 systems.
  • Modified installer to allow for over-the-top update without uninstalling first.
  • Updated database update procedures to keep existing data.
  • Published documentation to website.

5.2017.119.4637 (Beta) - 29 Apr 2017

  • Updated process interaction heuristics and rules.
  • Added setup step to manually add existing security software for exemption.
  • Added additional notification and logging messages.
  • Minor UI changes and fixes.

5.2017.116.7686 (Beta) - 26 Apr 2017

  • General bug fixes.

5.2017.116.6374 (Beta) - 26 Apr 2017

  • File restore expanded to cover all processes with a variety of ways to restore modified files.
  • Added additional file backup and restore options for increased control.
  • Added ability to disable file backup.
  • Automatically identifies and adds anti-virus exemption.
  • Notifications on common Windows start-up area changes.

5.2017.107.8077 (Beta) - 17 Apr 2017

  • Automatic updating.
  • Added WMI and scheduled task tracking for improved process termination and cleanup.
  • Added undelete functionality to restore files deleted by RansomOff.

5.2017.105.5336 (Beta) - 14 Apr 2017

  • Fix numerous performance and stability issues.

5.2017.102.8559 (Beta) - 12 Apr 2017

  • Improved compatibility with existing programs.
  • Modified main UI with color coded protection status.
  • Added ability to disable ransomware protection.
  • Improved installer to prevent possible registry corruption that could lead to BSOD loop.
  • Changed all build times to UTC.
  • General bug fixes.

5.2017.101.7020 (Beta) - 11 Apr 2017

  • Modified installer to include better error checking and more robust restore point creation.
  • Improved false positive detection.
  • Fixed startup UI hang issue.
  • General bug fixes.

5.2017.99.6252 (Beta) - 9 Apr 2017

  • Modified installation bootstrapper to display message if minimum .NET version is not installed.
  • Improved heuristics to prevent false positives.
  • Added 'Allow' confirmation second-chance to prevent inadvertant ransomware continuation.
  • Expanded process propagation detection.
  • Added additional system processes to protect against code injection.
  • General bug fixes.