Protected Folders Win10 1709

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Brian K, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. Brian K

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    Maybe it was deliberate to make it harder for malware to access the data.
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    I wonder if anyone at M$ bothered to test it against real life ransomware. Normally, it will hijack trusted processes to do the encrypting, so there is a big chance Protected Folders won't help. But it might protect against data stealers.
     
  3. Trooper

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    So this whole thing is a pita then? I am on the the Fall Creators Update, but I am using ESET Internet Security. Guess I won't have to mess around with this then. :p

    Why is MS making it so cumbersome? Kind of a turn off for the average user no?
     
  4. Azure Phoenix

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    I haven't had the chance to upgrade to the fall creators update. But is it true this feature isn't enable by default?

    Then Microsoft is still working to make it more user-friendly.
     
  5. Brian K

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    You have to enable it.
     
  6. Krusty

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    Trying Controlled Folder Access again.

    This time I have only seen CCleaner and Enpass blocked, so added them to exclusions. I've also added PrivaZer and REVO Uninstaller Pro as they would most likely trigger a block. Other than that I can't see any problems with Controlled Folder Access.
     
  7. WildByDesign

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    I apologize if this has been mentioned previously, but there is a nice Controlled Folder Access Demo Tool available with a simple UI.
    Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...ploit-guard/evaluate-controlled-folder-access

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    There is also a nice demo tool for testing ASR functionality, also with a nice and simple UI.
    Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...ploit-guard/evaluate-attack-surface-reduction

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  8. Djigi

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    Tnx...:thumb:

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