Windows 10: Unauthorized changes blocked

  1.    15 Nov 2017 #1

    Unauthorized changes blocked

    Just recently after my NVIDIA informed me there was an update which I installed I started getting messages "Unauthorized changes blocked" A typical message reads Controlled access folder blocked Crogram\ nvcontainer.exe from making changes to the folder %userprof...\Tdbswd56spcap

    If I click on any of thses messages I go to an "Allow an app through Controlled folder access" page where apparently I can add access for an app ? Am I supposed to manuall add the app in the file name location ?

    Not sure if this is because of an update or what, but even opening my Adobe Photoshop Elements was giving me the same message.
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       15 Nov 2017 #2

    Windows defenders new features.
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  4. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       15 Nov 2017 #4

    According to the message it would seem system files are added by default to folder protection and just don't show up as being restricted.

    I've installed NVidia drivers... and didn't run into the message so something isn't quite right in your system.
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  5.    16 Nov 2017 #5

    Brink thanks for the tutorial link !
    After reading that, and looking at my system. I tried to find that particular file that the security message is flagging by searching my system. I could not find that file.

    Please correct me if my thinking is incorrect:
    I can see the list of Protected folders, and where I would click to add any folder I would like protected.
    Does that mean that the file I am chasing is sitting in one of these protected folders, but hidden ?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       16 Nov 2017 #6

    The protected folders are what Windows Defender is preventing access to instead.

    The notification you get that access has been blocked will tell you which app was denied access. However, this does not always help to know exactly which file for the app was denied.
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