Windows 10: Does Windows Defender include Anti ransomware?


  1. Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Home ver 1803
       29 Jun 2017 #1

    Does Windows Defender include Anti ransomware?


    Title says it all really.

    BTW I am not asking how well it does it? Just if it does it or not?
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  2.    29 Jun 2017 #2

    Have a read of this article. I think what they're saying is that WD doesn't directly protect against ransomware but with the latest windows updates and WD you should be "reasonably" protected.
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  3.    29 Jun 2017 #3

    No it does not.

    I use Windows Defender and the (free) Malwarebytes Anti Ransomware beta from here Introducing Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta - Anti-Ransomware Beta - Malwarebytes Forums
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  4.    29 Jun 2017 #4

    Malwarebytes 3 has ransomware protection included.
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  5.    29 Jun 2017 #5

    swarfega said: View Post
    Malwarebytes 3 has ransomware protection included.
    True, but the beta is free. One could call Malwarebytes (and the rest) a ransomware based on paranoia of infection.

    Anyway the OP asked if WD did anti-ransomware (which I assume to mean looking for unusual behavior in any program rather than reacting to known threats in Ukrainian tax program software updates). The answer to that is (until fall update) no.
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  6.    29 Jun 2017 #6

    swarfega said: View Post
    Malwarebytes 3 has ransomware protection included.
    I think it is active ransomware protection only in the Pro (paid) version of 3.
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    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       30 Jun 2017 #7

    Jeddie said: View Post
    BTW I am not asking how well it does it? Just if it does it or not?
    If you have got cloud protection enabled, then it does.


    You can use this setting to maximize its effectiveness.
    Code:
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\SpyNet" /v "DisableBlockAtFirstSeen" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\SpyNet" /v "SpynetReporting" /t REG_DWORD /d "2" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\SpyNet" /v "SubmitSamplesConsent" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f

    You should also create a task to let WD check for definition updates every hour.
    Code:
    "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe" -SignatureUpdate -mmpc
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  8.    30 Jun 2017 #8

    Ms has stated Redmond update will have a built-in tool to stop ransomware were it will block anything writing to folders. They say win10 is secure against it if your up-to-date that is you can't get infected via the network which effected So if it gets on your system via other means it's another story
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    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       30 Jun 2017 #9

    Samuria said: View Post
    Ms has stated Redmond update will have a built-in tool to stop ransomware were it will block anything writing to folders.
    That can be done on any Windows using NTFS, setting folders to read-only and only allow admin to modify.

    Microsoft Releases Feature That Makes Windows 10 Immune to WannaCry, Petya
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