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    Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    'Controlled Folder Access' monitors and controls access to certain folders.
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    Re: Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    Simple and clever, I approve.

    I'm sure someone will complain its more bloat though....
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    Re: Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Simple and clever, I approve.

    I'm sure someone will complain its more bloat though....
    Nah, they'll complain that its inconvenient and turn it off - the greatest threat to computer security is the user! How many people run there system with admin privileges because its easier or they don't know otherwise?
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    Re: Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    Isn't this what UAC is supposed to do? Seems to me like yet another feature that, ultimately, everyone will switch off when they decide they've had enough of pressing 'Allow'.

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    Re: Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    I hope this isn't just limited to Edge, or UWP apps, and they make it accessible to Win10 Home users.
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    Re: Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Nah, they'll complain that its inconvenient and turn it off - the greatest threat to computer security is the user! How many people run there system with admin privileges because its easier or they don't know otherwise?
    Exactly this, doesn't really matter how much they harden the OS, they can't take away the user, which 9 times out of 10 in my experiance with malware is the issue.

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    Re: Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    Quote Originally Posted by StormZero View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Nah, they'll complain that its inconvenient and turn it off - the greatest threat to computer security is the user! How many people run there system with admin privileges because its easier or they don't know otherwise?
    Exactly this, doesn't really matter how much they harden the OS, they can't take away the user, which 9 times out of 10 in my experiance with malware is the issue.
    More like 9.9 out of 10 here
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    Re: Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    Sounds like they are copying Norton's Polaris feature which allows you to black/white list apps.

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    Re: Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    What does this mean for all the av vendors out there?

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    Re: Latest Microsoft Windows Insider Build combats ransomware

    Quote Originally Posted by bitbucket View Post
    Isn't this what UAC is supposed to do? Seems to me like yet another feature that, ultimately, everyone will switch off when they decide they've had enough of pressing 'Allow'.
    UAC was more an all or nothing approach.
    That an app requested permissions way broader than what it actually required, perhaps because there wasn't that granularity.
    Admin or fail to do what you want to do.

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