Windows 10: How to Enable Windows Defender Adware Blocking in Windows 10


  1. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       01 Dec 2015 #1

    How to Enable Windows Defender Adware Blocking in Windows 10


    Microsoft now allows Windows Defender to detect PUAs

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    Microsoft has recently added a new adware protection system for enterprises, allowing them to detect and block Potentially Unwanted Applications (also known as PUAs) on their computers.

    But according to Microsoft’s own announcement, this feature was only available for enterprises, so consumers running Windows 10 Home or Pro, for example, aren’t getting it.

    And yet, there’s a very simple way to enable this feature on any computer with Windows Defender, and as gHacks notes, it all comes down to just a few registry tweaks.

    Before anything, make sure you create a backup or a system restore point, just in case something goes wrong and you need to recover your Windows install.
    Read more: http://www.ghacks.net/2015/11/30/add...dows-defender/

    SOURCE: Shields up on potentially unwanted applications in your enterprise - Microsoft Malware Protection Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Dec 2015 at 11:37. Reason: added source link
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       01 Dec 2015 #2

    I am known to mess around with the registry, but when it comes to my AV????? Naaaaa Click image for larger version. 

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  3.    01 Dec 2015 #3

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I am known to mess around with the registry, but when it comes to my AV????? Naaaaa ]
    I've done it and it works (although I did have to deliberately try to install malware to test it). You could look here Easy registry hack makes Windows Defender an adware killer also.

    Or indeed the original source here Windows mit verstecktem Adware-Killer | heise online if you speak German

    All you are doing is enabling another (very worthwhile imo) MS feature - not messing with it.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       01 Dec 2015 #4

    lx07 said: View Post
    I've done it and it works (although I did have to deliberately try to install malware to test it). You could look here Easy registry hack makes Windows Defender an adware killer also. Or indeed the source here Windows mit verstecktem Adware-Killer | heise online if you speak German

    All you are doing is enabling another (very worthwhile imo) MS feature - not messing with it.
    On the above on windows 7, MSE would block PUPs & PUAs in software wrappers(and very well at that)

    I speak both English and German, thanks. Ok I'll give it a shot, seeing this reg addition has been a round a while.
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  5. Posts : 15,800
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       01 Dec 2015 #5

    Open up NotePad copy & paste the following in:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MpEngine]
    "MpEnablePus"=dword:00000001
    then save as MpEnablePus.reg and file type: "all files"

    and lastly double click to merge and reboot.
    Now you're protected.

    Or you can download this zip,
    Unblock it in properties,
    Extract it to desktop or Documents and double click, reboot

    MpEnablePus.zip

    Shawn has a tutorial out now with downloads, go here: Windows Defender PUA Protection - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by Cliff S; 01 Dec 2015 at 13:12.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       03 Dec 2015 #6

    How good is the PUA protection in this thing?
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  7.    03 Dec 2015 #7

    I have tried and it seems to work. I have disabled it because I find it too intrusive. It even deleted uTorrent from my machine, because it was bundled with OpenCandy. At least, it seems to work for its PUP blocking purpose.

    It is a good addition for newbies, but can be annoying for power users. I will certainly put it on newly formatted pcs.
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