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Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2017, 12:35:15 PM »


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Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2017, 03:48:00 PM »
Windows 10 Tips compilation (updated/added to regularly) from the Windows Experience blog:  Windows 10 Tips.


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Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2017, 04:09:14 PM »


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« Reply #49 on: August 24, 2017, 01:31:30 PM »


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« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2017, 04:44:09 PM »


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« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2017, 05:29:33 PM »


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Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2017, 05:00:43 PM »


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Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2017, 12:40:51 PM »
Also see Ed Bott's post about "Controlled Folder Access":  Windows 10 tip: Turn on the new anti-ransomware features in the Fall Creators Update | ZDNet

I'm not particularly impressed with it. The problem with the setup, everything is blacklisted, no white-list, you will constantly be unblocking execute files manually, and most all 3rd party apps. It doesn't even work well with Microsoft's own products, (Word.exe) Word documents and there temporary file changes are blocked. You know the temporary shadow file that is created whenever a word document is open or printed. It keeps it from being automatically deleted, leaving the shadow copy on the system.

I can see why it is turned off by default. People will find it more of hindrance than help. I can dig into the execute files and allow the apps, but it's to technical for the average user and will create confusion for many.

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Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2017, 02:14:36 PM »
I'm not particularly impressed with it. The problem with the setup, everything is blacklisted, no white-list, you will constantly be unblocking execute files manually, and most all 3rd party apps. It doesn't even work well with Microsoft's own products, (Word.exe) Word documents and there temporary file changes are blocked. You know the temporary shadow file that is created whenever a word document is open or printed. It keeps it from being automatically deleted, leaving the shadow copy on the system.

I can see why it is turned off by default. People will find it more of hindrance than help. I can dig into the execute files and allow the apps, but it's to technical for the average user and will create confusion for many.
Now you've got me wondering if I made a mistake...

Even though the computer my wife keeps at her business, is about a year older than mine, I installed the fall Creators Update because she uses Windows Defender as her AV, and I wanted to ensure the latest protection.

Yesterday, I turned on "Controlled folder access".
Now you've got me expecting a call for help, the next time she tries to use LibreOffice.

I guess I can always turn it off...

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Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2017, 02:17:51 PM »
If it isn't included in the list of whitelisted applications, you can add it yourself. Launch the Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & thread protection > Select "Allow an app through Controlled folder access". 

I'm curious about any overlap between Controlled folder access and Malwarebytes' Ransomware protection.


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Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2017, 03:06:03 PM »
If it isn't included in the list of whitelisted applications, you can add it yourself. Launch the Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & thread protection > Select "Allow an app through Controlled folder access". ....
Agreed, but the only times I normally get access to her machine, are when she needs help.

Since she doesn't have the skills to do it herself, Techie has a good point. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2017, 06:39:51 PM »
If it isn't included in the list of whitelisted applications, you can add it yourself. Launch the Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & thread protection > Select "Allow an app through Controlled folder access". ....
Agreed, but the only times I normally get access to her machine, are when she needs help.

Since she doesn't have the skills to do it herself, Techie has a good point. We'll see how it goes.

I'm not saying it's bad, you have to dig down into the C drive, program files, then the program, to find the execute file. How could MS miss putting there own Word processor program in a whitelist? I had to make exceptions for iTunes to run. I had to turn it off completely to update the iTunes install. Exceptions were required to use 3rd party browsers and email clients. This will affect basically controlled folders, pictures, music and documents. Programs that will need to access them. Turned of by default means an average user won't go there and turn it on.