Settings48The Settings page is where you give WinAntiRansom directions on what to do.
When WinAntiRansom is first installed, we default the settings to the ones we recommend.

PLUS Code Registration

We email your registration name and code to you after you purchase WinAntiRansom. If you haven’t received it yet or misplaced it, you should contact us at to have that information re-sent to you.

Hide PLUS Code

You can set “Hide PLUS Code” to hide your registration information so that it is not visible to anyone if you are using WAR in a public place.

Program Recognition

  • Automatically remove entries for programs that no longer exist. – This setting tells WinAntiRansom to remove entries from the Programs Page for any item that no longer exists on your computer. If you run programs that create lots of transient programs or you aren’t curious about what is being run on your computer, then set this setting by clicking on it and turning it green. I usually keep this turned off myself because I want to know what WAR has seen on my computer and simply remove what I don’t want on my own.
  • Automatically discover new programs – This features is really cool, because when active, WAR will monitor your computer and if any new program is added, file renamed or copied, WAR will automatically detect this and verify the file. This comes in handy if you are downloading a program off of the Internet. As soon as the save completes, WAR validates the program in an effort to prevent an false positives.

Prompt Duration

WinAntiRansom comes with prompt duration set to 5 minutes.  You can adjust this value to anywhere from zero to 60 minutes. 

    • Setting the value to zero will prevent any prompts from being raised.
    • Setting the value to 60 will keep prompts visible for up to 1 hour.
    • The arrow keys increment the number of minutes by five.
    • You may type in a number between 0 and 60 if you’d like.

Leave prompts visible until I answer or restart, whichever comes first

 This will do exactly what it says and override prompt duration. I usually set my personal installation of WAR to this setting because I want to make sure I see every prompt.

Show taskbar icons for WinAntiRansom program prompts.

This setting does exactly what it says. If active, icons appear in your taskbar for each prompt raised by WinAntiRansom. This is very helpful if running a program that hides the prompt from being seen.

    • You can use these like those for any other program.
    • Clicking on it will raise the prompt to the foreground.
    • The icons will blink immediately after the prompt is opened.
    • Answering the prompt will automatically close the taskbar icon.

Protected Registry

WAR automatically protects hundreds of system critical registry keys from being altered by unknown programs. If you have any keys of your own you’d like to protect, you can add them here. You don’t need to worry about adding operating system specific keys. We took care of that for you.

SafeZone Folder

These are folders where only known good programs are allowed to access the data.

    • You may use the root of any hard drive, except for your system drive.
    • You may select any folder you wish as your SafeZone.
    • The root SafeZone folder DOES NOT need to be named SafeZone. We create the intial folder for customers who do not have a “place” where they keep their data. Please feel free to use whatever folder you desire, as long as it is not a “special” folder according to Microsoft. Special folders include:
      • System Drive
      • Program Files (Program Files x86)
      • MyDocument (Documents)
      • MyPictures
      • Plus quite a few more. If you select one, we’ll raise an error message and ask for you to choose again.

Legacy Settings

These are settings that we do not activate by default but leave available for those who prefer to use these settings.
  • Activate Manual Whitelisting – This adds the green/grey checkboxes to your Programs Page and empowers you to set programs as “Green” allowed or “Grey” monitor. Only programs you’ve set to Green can access your SafeZone, Network Drives and your Protected Registry.
  • Use “Easy Mode” Whitelisting (This is only visible if Activate Manual Whitelisting is on) This is the default when in Legacy mode. Easy Mode adds a single Green/Grey checkbox to your Programs Page, this one box controls allowing for SafeZone, PreEmptive Strike, Network Lockdown and Registry Monitoring. If you disable Easy Mode, then you’ll have 4 checkboxes on your Programs Page and you’ll have to maintain them each independently. More advanced users like this feature.

What does "Anonymous License" mean?

Anonymous License

Simple. We don't know who you are and we don't care. We simply want to provide you with a great product at a great price. Like walking into a store with cash in your pocket and walking out with what you want.

When you purchase our products, our cart processors need to request enough information to process the order and to meet tax regulations.

We DO NOT receive ANY personal information, including your email address, domicile address, or even country of purchase. Our cart processors simply ask us to give them a license to send to you in exchange for processing the order.

This means unlike companies like Facebook, Google, Apple, most security products and most other companies on the Internet, we don't track you in the name of "marketing".

  • We don't collect your information.
  • We don't sell your information.
  • We don't give your information away.

We respect your privacy.