1.    2 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Defender settings


    I just noticed in windows Defender settings that there are two areas of concern. Cloud-delivered protection and Automatic sample submission. I've never seen these before and both are turned off and have yellow triangles on them.

    Should both of these be turned on?
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Houston
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    HI,
    What's more concerning to me is I have Panda free installed and all but antivirus protection is off in defender
    Last i remember defender was set to Off except for firewall so fall creators has a lot of stuff I noticed that is likely to might cause clashes or stalls seeing I would prefer defender to be off and only firewall on.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    The new Defender is auto enabled in the Fall Creators Update. They did this because they included a lot of new features including Ransomware Protection built in. I've been playing with the new Defender a lot due to using Webroot at home and we have Webroot deployed at work. It does not clash with other AV's and you can turn off it's scanner ability.

    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Be proactive and turn on ransomware protection - TechRepublic
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,871
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    Should both of these be turned on?
    Yes, if you are using WD as the main AV. Try to run this in CMD as admin, it should reset all settings to default.

    Code:
    reg delete "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /f
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,543
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    I just noticed in windows Defender settings that there are two areas of concern. Cloud-delivered protection and Automatic sample submission. I've never seen these before...
    Actually they've been there a long time. New for Anniversary Update (1607) was a feature called 'Block at First Sight' which aims to block files that as yet don't appear in the definitions. It required both those settings to be turned on for it to be enabled.

    When a Windows Defender client encounters a suspicious but undetected file, it queries our cloud protection backend. The cloud backend will apply heuristics, machine learning, and automated analysis of the file to determine the files as malicious or clean.

    If the cloud backend is unable to make a determination, the file will be locked by Windows Defender while a copy is uploaded to the cloud. Only after the cloud has received the file will Windows Defender release the lock and let the file run. The cloud will perform additional analysis to reach a determination, blocking all future encounters of that file.

    In many cases this process can reduce the response time to new malware from hours to seconds.
    Enable Windows Defender Block at First Sight in Windows 10
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Update: I did a restart and guess what......they were all turned on. So I have no clue how or what turned them off (I didn't) but they're on now. So all is well.
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