Updates Windows 10 2004 improves potentially unwanted app protection


Level 48
Content Creator
Apr 24, 2016
Windows 10 2004 improves potentially unwanted app protection:
In the soon to be released Windows 10 2004, otherwise known as the May 2020 Update, Microsoft is finally making it easy to detect potentially unwanted programs and tightly integrating it into the operating system.

Potentially unwanted applications, otherwise known as PUAs or PUPs, are programs that are not quite malware but pretty close to it.

While legal entities create these programs, they skirt the boundaries of respectable software, and in most cases, they are ultimately detrimental to users in some manner.

Previously had to be enabled via PowerShell

May 2020 Update adds a new PUA setting

These Windows Security settings are synchronized with both Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Edge. This means disabling a setting via Edge, PowerShell, or other methods will synchronize it with the Windows Security settings.

It also illustrates how the new Microsoft Edge is not just a stand-alone web browser but is tightly integrated into Windows 10 2004 and now an essential part of the overall security of the operating system.
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Level 8
Feb 8, 2016
W10 2004 Update, the "new feature" is here.