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Moonhorse

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Every time i install something new, ransomware protection, the folder protection will notify me with this: (installed new nvidia drivers)
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The installation will pass and softwares that i install works smoothly, but should i disable this everytime i install something or?
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Sorry about finnish, but i hope someone gets it. New with windows defender
 

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Moonhorse

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Maybe You add Whole System Drive To Protected Folder. That's not a good Idea.
The only thing it blocked , was shortcut on desktop in that case. It says it will protect windows files by default and theres also option to add other files manually

Basically im asking, do i benefit anything to have this option enabled? Or im i fine going without
 

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Yeah, Defender's ransomware protection is a bit cocky. It will block all shortcuts created on a protected folder. I disabled the whole function a few days after I enabled it.
Are you using some third party ransomware protection or ? Every video i have seen about windows defender is made by having default settings on and mostly its just gets destroyed, not much of worry to keep it on i guess
 

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Are you using some third party ransomware protection or ? Every video i have seen about windows defender is made by having default settings on and mostly its just gets destroyed, not much of worry to keep it on i guess
Actually, I'm not using antivirus software, protecting my systems with default-deny solutions. Nevertheless, when I used WD, my configuration was the following:
  • Windows Defender
  • AndyFul's ConfigureDefender (high settings)
  • OSArmor
  • Optional: TrendMicro RansomBuster (folder protection)
This last one I used it for some weeks and uninstalled it, found it unnecessary. Not needed if you're an advanced user tbh.
 
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Moonhorse

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Actually, I'm not using antivirus software, protecting my systems with default-deny solutions. Nevertheless, when I used WD, my configuration was the following:

  • Windows Defender
  • AndyFul's ConfigureDefender (high settings)
  • OSArmor
  • Optional: TrendMicro RansomBuster (folder protection)
This last one I used it for some weeks and uninstalled it, found it unnecessary. Not needed if you're an advanced user tbh.
Well im using windows defender + SysHardener (max settings). Since SysHardener makes my system less vulnerable to exploits i could still have some decent anti-exe, voodooshield etc

Im gonna keep ransomware protection by defender on from now
 

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Controlled folder protection will stop a shortcut from appearing on your desktop when you install new software, and yes, you will get a Windows error message, but in my experience, the software always installs successfully, all you are missing is the desktop shortcut.
 

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Controlled folder protection will stop a shortcut from appearing on your desktop when you install new software, and yes, you will get a Windows error message, but in my experience, the software always installs successfully, all you are missing is the desktop shortcut.
WD Ransomware protection will prevent the creation of shortcuts on the Desktop (by most installers), but one can easily drag the shortcut from the Start menu to the Desktop (if required). There will be also problems when the application installer will try to unpack to the Desktop.
 
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Moonhorse

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To be honest, microsoft is focusing enterprises, students/schools the ransomware protection should be enabled as default without any hassle, to keep whole antivirus software as minimal to tweak for their users, since its brought with os
 
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