Q&A What mode do you use for Configure Defender?

What mode do you use Configure Defender?


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Lenny_Fox

Level 22
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Oct 1, 2019
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@Andy Ful

Since you developed Configure Defender i have had it run on MAX settings with no problems on my two desktops (with MSI mobo/AMD GPU and ASUS mobo/Nvidia GPU) and on my girlfriend's laptop's (Lenovo-Intel and HP-AMD). I know you have warned for MAX settings because the cloud engine could block essential software, but Lenovo and HP are good for nearly half of the PC market. Therefor I started this poll to find out what mode other members use (who also use configure defender).
 

Lenny_Fox

Level 22
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Oct 1, 2019
1,124
For friends and family I use High, for myself I use High + CFA enabled.
@ Andyful would it be possible to add an option for people who disable CFA to enable CFA for disk sector write protection only?

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Andy Ful

Level 71
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Dec 23, 2014
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Did you vote (I only count 1 custom vote)

@Andy Ful
It makes sense for people setting configure defender to MAX to have the security center visible to check the blocked operations for trouble shooting. So could you change mode to visible when people select MAX protection?
I could exclude this setting, but then the MAX term would not mean the maximum protection (for inexperienced users). This setup should prevent inexperienced users from doing stupid things like disabling Defender real-time protection, installing applications bundled with malware, etc.
Anyway, the alert about MAX settings should be probably changed to allow choosing the option to hide the Security Center or keep it unhidden.:unsure:(y)
 

SecurityNightmares

Level 40
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Jan 9, 2020
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I could exclude this setting, but then the MAX term would not mean the maximum protection (for inexperienced users). This setup should prevent inexperienced users from doing stupid things like disabling Defender real-time protection, installing applications bundled with malware, etc.
Anyway, the alert about MAX settings should be probably changed to allow choosing the option to hide the Security Center or keep it unhidden.:unsure:(y)
In my opinion your decision is right and users which want it visible, can do another click. No big deal in my opinion.

keep it simple (y)
 
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