Windows 10: What programs do you protect with Windows Defender Exploit protection?

  1.    04 Apr 2018 #1

    What programs do you protect with Windows Defender Exploit protection?


    Interested to hear what others have decided on...
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  2. Slippery's Avatar
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       04 Apr 2018 #2

    If you download Microsofts' Sysinternals Suite, you can use the "Process Explorer.exe tool" to see what processes have the protections provided by Windows Defender.
    You can get that set of tools here: Sysinternals Suite 2018.2.18 Download - TechSpot

    I forgot to answer your question, lol. Tired. I have everything in exploit section set to on by default. I have everything in app and browser section set to warn.
    I run in a normal user account.
    I have UAC set to all programs. (you get used to the constant nag after a while)
    I have uninstalled Windows script host, Power Shell, Adobe everything, JAVA, all because I don't need or use any of them and they are the frequent source of being commandered into losing control of your machine.
    I use Malwarebytes Premium along with Windows Defender and backup the C drive with Macrium Reflect to disconnected drives.
    Last edited by Slippery; 05 Apr 2018 at 01:33.
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  3.    05 Apr 2018 #3

    Slippery said: View Post
    If you download Microsofts' Sysinternals Suite, you can use the "Process Explorer.exe tool" to see what processes have the protections provided by Windows Defender.
    You can get that set of tools here: Sysinternals Suite 2018.2.18 Download - TechSpot

    I forgot to answer your question, lol. Tired. I have everything in exploit section set to on by default. I have everything in app and browser section set to warn.
    I run in a normal user account.
    I have UAC set to all programs. (you get used to the constant nag after a while)
    I have uninstalled Windows script host, Power Shell, Adobe everything, JAVA, all because I don't need or use any of them and they are the frequent source of being commandered into losing control of your machine.
    I use Malwarebytes Premium along with Windows Defender and backup the C drive with Macrium Reflect to disconnected drives.
    Do you mean the DEP column in process Explorer?
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  4.    05 Apr 2018 #4

    @Slippery

    Cheers for your response. So you haven't decided on any 3rd party apps that might benefit from protection?

    I decided to give running from a standard account a go also and have been for the last few Win 10 releases. The constant nag for the admin password to run programs can get pretty tiring but I suppose the added protection is worth it.. I have wondered for my most frequently used programs that require admin to run whether I could set them to permanently run as admin without the password request but I'm not aware any such method.
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  5.    05 Apr 2018 #5

    Steve C said: View Post
    Do you mean the DEP column in process Explorer?
    Where do you find the DEP column in Process Explorer?
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  6. Slippery's Avatar
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       05 Apr 2018 #6

    @Kol12, you need to right click Process Explorer and run as admin to see all the columns.
    There are plenty of folks here who are in the upper echelons of geekdom who can help you with permissions and task scheduler to accomplish that if possible. I look on computers as a toy, not to be relied on for the important stuff anymore than is absolutely necessary.

    @Steve C, yes DEP, ASLR, Control Flow Guard
    Last edited by Slippery; 07 Apr 2018 at 22:20.
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  7.    10 Apr 2018 #7

    You can all also turn DEP on for all programs and services through System - Advanced System settings - Advanced - Performance Settings - DEP tab. :)
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  8. Slippery's Avatar
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       10 Apr 2018 #8

    Yes, that is where I turned on DEP for all programs. Process explorer is a monitoring utility. You can't use it to change the system, just what it is monitoring.
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