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  1. Posts : 30
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows Defender


    I would like to know how I 'set up' Windows Defender to find any PUP that could come into my desktop. It can't be clicked on by 'default' surprisingly.
    Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 30
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the reply. On pressing Windows+s I get, Power Shell, Power Shell (x86), Power Shell ISE & Power Shell ISE (x86).
    Which is the one I should choose please,? I'm always very wary of 'playing around' with the registry.
    Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 355
    windows 10 pro x64 21H1
       #4

    FernNZ said:
    Thanks for the reply. On pressing Windows+s I get, Power Shell, Power Shell (x86), Power Shell ISE & Power Shell ISE (x86).
    Which is the one I should choose please,? I'm always very wary of 'playing around' with the registry.
    Thanks.
    I would choose just plain Powershell, but in truth, it doesn't really matter. They all support the same commands, and will do the same registry changes.
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  5. Posts : 30
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I have tried all the instructions in and entered Set-MPPreference-PUAprotection, a message always comes up 'not recognised as internal or external'.
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  6. Posts : 25,032
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    FernNZ said:
    ...a message always comes up 'not recognised as internal or external'.
    That error message is only produce in a command prompt. You should be using an elevated PowerShell, not a command prompt.
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  7. Posts : 30
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Bree said:
    That error message is only produce in a command prompt. You should be using an elevated PowerShell, not a command prompt.
    I have been using elevated Power Shell and only tried the others in the hope it would work.
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  8. Posts : 25,032
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    FernNZ said:
    I have been using elevated Power Shell and only tried the others in the hope it would work.
    PowerShell commands won't work in a command prompt.

    You earlier said...
    I have tried all the instructions in and entered Set-MPPreference-PUAprotection
    If that's not a typo and you actually typed that, then it's not a valid command.
    There should be a space before -PUAprotection

    To avoid typos, I usually copy the command from a tutorial and paste it into PowerShell. I have just done that with the command from the tutorial - it worked without error.
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  9. Posts : 30
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Bree said:
    PowerShell commands won't work in a command prompt.

    You earlier said...


    If that's not a typo and you actually typed that, then it's not a valid command.
    There should be a space before -PUAprotection

    To avoid typos, I usually copy the command from a tutorial and paste it into PowerShell. I have just done that with the command from the tutorial - it worked without error.
    It was a typo, I have been using 'paste'. It has to be something else, as I've tried all suggestions to no avail.
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  10. Posts : 25,032
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #10

    Do you get an error in PowerShell when you run the command? If it's 'Set-MpPreference : You don't have enough permissions to perform the requested operation' then you're not running an elevated PowerShell. If it's something else, what error is reported?
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