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Ransomware protection with Acronis 2018


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Greetings :)

I checked Acronis' website and the only major feature I saw mentioned which might create any conflict is the behavior based Pattern Recognition feature designed to identify ransomware by looking at how processes modify files, but that said, I still believe a conflict between the two is quite unlikely, particularly since Acronis actually call out the fact that their software was designed to be compatible with security software/anti-malware solutions so I don't foresee any issues with using both products together on the same system.

That said, if any issues do occur, you may try disabling the Pattern Recognition feature in Acronis to see if it resolves it assuming they've made it possible to do so, but considering I haven't seen any reports so far of issues between the two and knowing what I do about how cautious and tedious Malwarebytes has been in testing and designing their anti-ransomware component (as well as their other layers of protection/features) to be compatible with other software, I sincerely doubt you will encounter any issues using the two together with all features active.

Please let us know if you do have any issues or if you have any further questions or issues to report.

Thanks :) 

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There is no way to disable any part of it, only the whole thing, which I have no issue doing. I have had it enabled since around November 2017 when I got Acronis. I have not had an issue so far.

It is more of like the other program that I have using WFP and when it is enabled I do not get the Malwarebytes blocked page logo, the page just refuses to load. I am thinking it might be some of the same here with the Acronis protection in the ransomware module. I think I will turn that off and disable the tray icon. This is a new feature and I trust Malwarebytes far more with my protection. Makes no sense to have something that might cause a conflict if or when I come across something that could infect me. 

Thanks exile360 :)

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You may do that if you wish, however I personally see some advantages to keeping the Acronis protections active as well, particularly the protected backup features (though how truly robust they prove to be has yet to be determined against real world threats obviously, but it sounds good on paper ;) ).

That said, I also know that when combined with Malwarebytes exploit protection (with exploits being the most common method of spreading/installing malware, especially ransomware, these days), the layers of defense offered by Malwarebytes have proven themselves to be quite robust against today's ransomware threats (as well as the vast majority of other threats out there) so I don't really think you'll be losing too much in the way of real world protection by disabling the Acronis security components and just sticking with those provided by Malwarebytes.

I'm glad I could help, and if there's anything else you need assistance with please don't hesitate to let us know.

Thanks :) 

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