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    Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 FCU prevents access to your important files.
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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Sounds like a pretty nice feature to have on.

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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Simple and effective. Makes you wonder why we didn't have it a long time ago.
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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Isn't this what UAC is supposed to do?

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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Great idea, except a lot of malware code cave legitimate trusted apps to do their dirty work

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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Had to manually add Office 2016 (64bit) applications to the exclusions.

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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Quote Originally Posted by bitbucket View Post
    Isn't this what UAC is supposed to do?
    No, UAC is just a priviledge check for administrative requirements.

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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Isn't this similar to what Bitfenix has? Even though that was a bit irritating with a pop up when something wrote to the documents folder, ie games
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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Simple and great

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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinkly View Post
    Had to manually add Office 2016 (64bit) applications to the exclusions.
    Why the heck did such a profitable company axe so much of their QA? I guess because the competition didn't ever bother with QA.
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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Why the heck did such a profitable company axe so much of their QA?
    Greed, complacency and a pinch of arrogance.
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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Quote Originally Posted by bitbucket View Post
    Isn't this what UAC is supposed to do?
    UAC is less about specific folder access but more about higher privileges. Folders such as your personal documents wouldn't require escalated privileges to access, so UAC would not prevent Ransomware encrypting those.

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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Doesn't come with an approved whitelist of apps, so everything is initially flagged, even the big packages, Office, Visual Studio, Photoshop etc etc, will be a major pain and will no doubt put of a lot of users, good idea badly implemented, even the popup alert doens't give you the option to add it to whitelist, something a basic firewall has done for decades, 5/10 Microsft you must try harder !!

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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Why the heck did such a profitable company axe so much of their QA? I guess because the competition didn't ever bother with QA.
    Microsoft does not talk to microsoft. i.e. windows and office teams don;t have the best relationship. Empire building and point scoring is far more important than decent products.
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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Greed, complacency and a pinch of arrogance.
    I think it's because the CEO came from the world of competing against google, who have truly awful to non existent QA.

    It's a shame because 5 years ago, MS's QA was excellent. I think they saw it as something that wasn't valued.
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    Re: Microsoft details its latest ransomware blocking feature

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    I think it's because the CEO came from the world of competing against google, who have truly awful to non existent QA.

    It's a shame because 5 years ago, MS's QA was excellent. I think they saw it as something that wasn't valued.
    No, It was never excellent. It was never even good. They probably stopped releasing "Service Packs" for windows because people would always wait for service pack one before considering deploying anything from Microsoft.

    They never needed to have good QA. Microsoft pioneered releasing unfinished rubbish to their customers at a time when software was generally good quality on release, then when everyone else noticed that didn't hurt their bottom line, everyone else followed suit. Now all software is complete junk on release.
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