Advice Request ConfigureDefender - Is it safe and what does it do?

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Aug 24, 2013
I know exist a tool called defender configurator or something like that who allows configure defender in maximum seetings, changing police group and another things, i want to know if this program are good or are riskly, i want to know about your experiences whith this program ¿What is does whith defender?, ¿Defender increses it security?, ¿Can i config defender whitouth it?

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Jul 3, 2015
You can configure Defender without it, either by Powershell commands or by GroupPolicy. But it is more complicated that way.

If you use CD recommended settings, it is not dangerous. If you enable protections that are not on the recommended settings, it might interfere with some software. If that happens, you just untick the protection that caused issues, and all is well.

Be forewarned that Controlled Folder Access is one of Microsoft's most poorly implemented features. You might have to do a lot of whitelisting, depending on your software and user habits.


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Jul 28, 2016
Configure Defender is the easiest way to configure it. It is very easy to operate and takes only two minutes

It is a 100% safe and easy to use program.

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I use Configure Defender in my current setup and it's very safe and easy to use. All it does is apply settings the MS has burried within W10 to further improve WD's overall security.

Like other have said, you can configure the exact same settings manually either via Powershell, registry, and/or group policy editor (will need atleast W10 Pro for this), however Configrue Defender makes it far easier to do. At the end of the day whether you use Configure Defender, or apply the settings manually, the results will be the same. All it really comes down to is whether you want to do it manually (will take longer), or do you just want to take like 5 secs and use Configure Defender to apply the same settings for you? Which ever route you decide to go, just remember to restart your computer in order for the settings to take effect.(y)


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Level 7
Oct 20, 2014
Compatibility issues? what kind. I use this update and is runing very fine, but i have a litle problem whith office. But then everyting go ok.
Night light is Broken in 1903.
even i had problem with Office but i'll wait till the other apps and drivers gets updated for 1903 and will move after reading reviews.


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Aug 10, 2013
I found a torjan named Trojan.Autoit.Wirus in my windows defender configurator, that i got from github.
Which AV detected it?
I just downloaded it from github sha-256 d136ab7f162f04a36071a3292e2f52fef01dd82562218bee10f36462f9b0ff35 it's labeled clean on Virus Total and also Cyberlock and it's Whitelistcloud say it's safe. If you didn't download it somewhere else I would say it's a False Positive of your AV.
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