How about if I am not using windows defender ?When you are using your PC as Admin (not a seperate basic user account) and use Windows Defender as antivirus, simple use this profile and you are good to go. It is not a Default Deny (it has a hole in it, but uses the whitelist of WD to protect this hole). You probably end up using a full default deny policy, but this is a good first step in using a whitelist in stead of blacklist approach.
Windows Defender - Using Hard_Configurator in HARDENEDmode with ConfigureDefender in HIGHEST protection on Windows10I do not think this UAC setting useful with H_C Recommended settings. This profile does not require whitelisting applications in UserSpace, so it is easier to manage. It is worth to remember that the UAC setting 'Only elevate executables that are signed and validated', will block application...malwaretips.com