imuade

Level 7
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  1. If you install a 3rd party AV on Windows 10, WD will (should) be disabled. In the same time, network protection will (should) be disabled too. What about anti-exploit protection?
  2. If you set an exclusion on WD, will it work for the real-time and on-demand scans only or for network protection and anti-exploit protection too?
Thanks for your feedback :)
 

Andy Ful

Level 38
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The Exploit Protection from App & Browser control in the WD Security Center will work, but there are no exclusions for it.

You can make the exclusions for most ASR rules and they are applied to all those rules at once. Some ASR rules do not allow any exclusions.
You can make the concrete exclusions for Controlled Folder Access.
You can make other exclusions for WD scans. They are valid at once for real-time + full + quick scans.
 

imuade

Level 7
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So, exploit protection should work even if WD is disabled, something like smartscreen. This is good :)
Network protection is not bad, even if I have rarely seen it working when testing some phishtank links.
To keep it on, I was thinking to add exclusions to WD for nearly every folder in C: (apart from tmp and downloads ones) to improve performances and then install Kaspersky anti ransomware tool for business (which comes with KSN and system watcher and can work alongside WD) as real-time protection :)
 
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