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After previously stating it was dropping support for EMET in July 2018, Microsoft announced yesterday plans to embed its vaunted EMET security toolkit in the Windows 10 kernel during the operating system's major update, scheduled for October-November 2017.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-will-embed-emet-into-windows-10-starting-this-fall/

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Re: Microsoft Will Embed EMET Into Windows 10 Starting This Fall
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 02:09:50 PM »
Another anticipated addition is "Controlled Folder Access":  Microsoft Announces "Controlled Folder Access" to Fend Off Crypto-Ransomware.
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This fall, Microsoft plans to release a new Windows Defender feature called Controlled Folder Access, which blocks and blacklists unauthorized apps from making changes to files located inside specially-designated folders.

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Controlled Folder Access has two customizable settings. The first allows users to add custom folders that Windows Defender should watch, such as folders with family photos, work data, and others.

By default, Controlled Folder Access will watch all files found in default Windows library folders such as Documents, Pictures, Movies, and Desktop. While users can add and remove their personal folders, these default folders are hardcoded in the feature and cannot be removed.
We can only hope the malware authors don't easily find a way around this feature.


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Re: Microsoft Will Embed EMET Into Windows 10 Starting This Fall
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 02:22:02 PM »
Another question on my mind is how MBAM/MBAE will respond to this, as up till now, MBAE advocates uninstalling EMET first to avoid conflicts.   Once EMET becomes embedded into Windows, I don't see "uninstalling" it as a viable option.

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Re: Microsoft Will Embed EMET Into Windows 10 Starting This Fall
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 02:42:02 PM »
I have no doubt that Malwarebytes researchers are testing the builds.  I have the latest build from yesterday evening and Malwarebytes Pro on my desktop but haven't done much there so no opportunity to see if any conflicts.


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Re: Microsoft Will Embed EMET Into Windows 10 Starting This Fall
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 05:59:18 PM »
Another anticipated addition is "Controlled Folder Access":  Microsoft Announces "Controlled Folder Access" to Fend Off Crypto-Ransomware.

If this offers kernel and Windows Defender level protection, in theory it will inhibit the ability of ransomware to encrypt your data!

Blog here: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/06/28/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16232-pc-build-15228-mobile/
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Re: Microsoft Will Embed EMET Into Windows 10 Starting This Fall
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 07:03:26 PM »
I thought I had included this MMPC article in this thread since it including information about the addition of EMET to the Fall Creators Update.

What’s new in Windows Defender ATP Fall Creators Update – Windows Security


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