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  1. Thread: Unable to eject USB drives due to Win Defender by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 13 Views 10,449

    First, use Disk Management to toggle the drive...

    First, use Disk Management to toggle the drive offline then back online.

    Second, eject the drive using the Safely Remove icon in the notification area.

    Works every time.

    If you forget to...
  2. Thread: File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y: by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 8,299

    Attached

    Attached
  3. Thread: File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y: by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 8,299

    That was worth a try to see what's going on,...

    That was worth a try to see what's going on, thanks. It shows the info about the current drives just as other utilities do. No references to drive letter "Y" which will not display in File...
  4. Thread: File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y: by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 8,299

    Thanks Denis but I never tried assigning a...

    Thanks Denis but I never tried assigning a network and local at the same time. This is really weird.

    I start with Y not assigned to anything.
    I successfully assign a local USB drive to Y: as...
  5. Thread: File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y: by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 8,299

    File Explorer Doesn't Like Drive Letter Y:

    I canít get drive letter Y: to show up in file explorer.

    I noticed this first when I tried to map a network drive Y: to a valid location. Permissions all good. Everything went smoothly. In fact...
  6. Thread: Bitdefender vs Norton - distinction without a difference? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 57 Views 27,491

    ...AND a whole bunch of people who used something...

    ...AND a whole bunch of people who used something else were okay because that something else caught the problem.
  7. Thread: Bitdefender vs Norton - distinction without a difference? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 57 Views 27,491

    Sorry for the confusion. I've been going back...

    Sorry for the confusion. I've been going back and forth between work (enterprise license) and home (10 Pro for Workstations). Microsoft has rebranded "Windows Defender" to be "Microsoft Defender." ...
  8. Thread: Bitdefender vs Norton - distinction without a difference? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 57 Views 27,491

    Usually yes, but let's make sure everyone knows...

    Usually yes, but let's make sure everyone knows that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint does indeed give real-time protection. Technically not free because you paid for Windows, but that's a sunk cost.
  9. Thread: Bitdefender vs Norton - distinction without a difference? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 57 Views 27,491

    Those statements like "I did such and such and...

    Those statements like "I did such and such and nothing bad has happened" are often good examples of a common logic problem. Do a search for the meaning of the logical error called "survivor...
  10. Thread: Bitdefender vs Norton - distinction without a difference? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 57 Views 27,491

    Microsoft understands it's OS and apps the best. ...

    Microsoft understands it's OS and apps the best. Apps written by other companies targeting the Windows OS are likely to have similar attack surfaces since they are written to the same specs provided...
  11. Thread: What System Security Do You Have Installed? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 44 Views 6,773

    Next time you use it, try going to some test...

    Next time you use it, try going to some test sites. Last month I found that Norton VPN leaked DNS. Perhaps they have fixed the problem.
  12. Thread: What System Security Do You Have Installed? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 44 Views 6,773

    Better in what ways? Thanks

    Better in what ways?

    Thanks
  13. Thread: What System Security Do You Have Installed? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 44 Views 6,773

    Do you use the Norton VPN?

    Do you use the Norton VPN?
  14. Thread: Items on Defender Exclusion List that I didn't add by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 3 Views 519

    Thanks Denis. Already have mail to them. They...

    Thanks Denis. Already have mail to them. They aren't as responsive as I'd like sometimes. It will be quite something if they say "Our software can get into your security software whenever we want...
  15. Thread: Items on Defender Exclusion List that I didn't add by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 3 Views 519

    Items on Defender Exclusion List that I didn't add

    After installing the Hauppauge Capture application for the Collosus II video capture card, multiple folders and files were added to the Defender exclusion list. Tamper Protection was on. Sure, I...
  16. Thread: Windows Defender is missing, please help. by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 19 Views 29,516

    Sort of an understatement, but perhaps you'd find...

    Sort of an understatement, but perhaps you'd find Macrium Reflect helpful.
  17. Thread: Getting rid of McAfee from the computer by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 602

    Not to suggest you take any action as a result of...

    Not to suggest you take any action as a result of the commands below because you can really mess things up, but I'm curious what output you get when you execute these commands from a command prompt...
  18. Thread: Sudden Defender CFA "blocked" notification. Nothing blocked. by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 2 Views 425

    Interesting idea, but if that's what they are...

    Interesting idea, but if that's what they are trying to suggest, they have failed with me. The only thought I'm getting is that there is a bug, perhaps in Defender, causing the notification. We're...
  19. Thread: Sudden Defender CFA "blocked" notification. Nothing blocked. by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 2 Views 425

    Sudden Defender CFA "blocked" notification. Nothing blocked.

    Why would I get a "Protected folder access blocked" notification from Defender when I open an xls under the conditions listed below?

    The app is EXCEL.EXE, the folder is D:\Documents\Stuff.

    1....
  20. Thread: Give me arguments for keeping Norton Security after Comcast drops free by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 12 Views 2,624

    I tried the Norton free trial just this month and...

    I tried the Norton free trial just this month and dropped it immediately. My own testing showed that the Norton VPN leaks DNS. Maybe you don't need the Norton VPN--I certainly don't because I use a...
  21. Thread: warning notice by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 1,597

    What browser are you running?

    What browser are you running?
  22. Replies 0 Views 329

    CCleaner Update Triggers Attack Surface Reduction Rule

    The update to v5.75.8238, CCleaner64.exe triggers an Attack Surface Reduction rule:
    Block credential stealing from the Windows local security authority subsystem (lsass.exe)
    Rule GUID:...
  23. Thread: Microsoft Defender setup--Is this reasonable and correct? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 2,518

    For many people it might not. For others, who...

    For many people it might not. For others, who require varying degrees of security, it might. The Configure Defender tool offers options. I like to understand what's going on. The ability to see...
  24. Thread: Microsoft Defender setup--Is this reasonable and correct? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 2,518

    Thanks Bree, yea I've used that link and many...

    Thanks Bree, yea I've used that link and many other Microsoft doc pages. Maybe I'm dense but I can't find mention of -AllowNetworkProtectionOnWinServer output from Get-MpPreference there at all.
    ...
  25. Thread: Microsoft Defender setup--Is this reasonable and correct? by mjohnsonn2
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 2,518

    I'm guaranteed to break something? Interesting...

    I'm guaranteed to break something? Interesting that the settings I arrived at independently are almost exactly the same as what Configure Defender chose for my system (a little different on a...
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