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Jack submitted a new resource:

How to Enable Windows Defender’s PUP Protection - Learn how to enable the PUP detection in Window Defender

Windows Defender has made great steps into improving the protection for Windows 10 users, however there is a settings which if it's enabled will detect and block browser hijackers, adware and potentially unwanted programs.

While Microsoft announced the new PUP blocking feature as only available for the Enterprise edition of Windows 10, Home and Pro editions can also enable it on their Windows 10 PCs to block unwanted programs.

To enable Windows Defender’s PUP protection follow the below...
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Moonhorse

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Cant get it working, if u run powershell as non admin it just says i dont have permission to do that
And when i run as admin, it just wont say anything
 

Jack

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Cant get it working, if u run powershell as non admin it just says i dont have permission to do that
And when i run as admin, it just wont say anything
Hey,
Yes, when run it will not say anything, however you can run these 2 commands to check if it's enabled or not. If it it's enabled it should say 1, if no it will be 0.

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$Preferences = Get-MpPreference
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$Preferences.PUAProtection
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Moonhorse

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Or you can just use Andy Ful's ConfigureDefender.
Never tried andys, im running syshardener ( pretty much maxed everything) + windows defender. This is just occasional setup, but i kinda like it.

tldr; what andy does better? im gonna check it up now

edit: would syshardener + andys defender work together? Kinda offtopic
 

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Never tried andys, im running syshardener ( pretty much maxed everything) + windows defender. This is just occasional setup, but i kinda like it.

tldr; what andy does better? im gonna check it up now

edit: would syshardener + andys defender work together? Kinda offtopic
Andy's Defender tool gives you a centralized GUI for managing pretty much all the advanced Defender settings. Most notable is the ASR -- Attack surface reduction -- rules. They are very powerful, and they go way beyond syshardener. But no problem using both.
 

Dave Russo

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Winaero program has one click option to enable pup protection in its Windows Defender section,many other nice tweeks,plus its free gl
 
Thanks for sharing this helpful resource about Windows Defender PUP Protection activation! This will help me detect and block browser hijackers, adware and potentially unwanted programs. And this great steps will improve the security and protection for Windows 10 users.
 
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