Windows 10: Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10  

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,314
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
    Thread Starter
       08 Oct 2017 #30

    Just as a test, are you able to download it below from here in a ZIP file?
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Oct 2017 at 09:29. Reason: removed download
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    09 Oct 2017 #31

    Brink said: View Post
    Just as a test, are you able to download it below from here in a ZIP file?
    Got the same detection from WD with that also...
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Oct 2017 at 09:28. Reason: removed download
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,591
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Oct 2017 #32

    Kol12 said: View Post
    Got the same detection from WD with that also...
    Not surprising, apparently it's Display Driver Uninstaller itself that's regarded as a PUA, it's detected as: PUA:Win32/DisplayDriverUninstaller https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi...hreatID=239038

    I can download it by opening the Windows Defender Security Center and temporarily turning off real-time protection until the download is complete, you have to do the same again to unzip it.

    Once downloaded and unzipped, presumably you could then add it as an exclusion so you could run it. I haven't tested that far.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 21,231
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       09 Oct 2017 #33

    Kol12 said: View Post
    Got the same detection from WD with that also...
    You have: Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3

    When you update the 1080 through GeForce, you can choose a clean install and it will remove the old stuff completely.



    Question / Issue
    What is the best way to completely uninstall the NVIDIA drivers?

    Answer / Solution
    The best way to uninstall NVIDIA drivers is to use the NVIDIA Clean Install Method through the latest drivers.
    To completely uninstall drivers, NVIDIA and EVGA recommend using the NVIDIA driver to uninstall previous drivers. To do this you can download the latest NVIDIA driver from NVIDIA or EVGA.
    Once you select the proper driver, run the installer. Select Custom Install, then Perform Clean Install. This process will completely erase all previous NVIDIA drivers and install the latest version.

    FAQ ID # 59195 - What is the best way to completely uninstall the NVIDIA drivers?
    2) The Custom install options screen will allow you to select which components of the NVIDIA Graphics Driver you wish to install. To get the most features out of your graphics card, we suggest selecting all of the graphic components. Older graphics cards may not show all of the components listed below. If the options you are presented with do not match the screenshot below, it is ok. The only mandatory component you must install is the Graphics Driver. If you have experienced install problems in the past, we offer "Perform clean install" which will remove all previous NVIDIA drivers and NVIDIA registry entries from your computer. This may resolve installer issues caused by conflicting older drivers. One you have selected which graphic components you wish to install, click "NEXT" to continue.


    3) The installer will copy all selected graphic components to your computer. After the installer has completed, you will see a window similar to the screenshot below. Click "RESTART NOW" to restart your computer. Once you are back in Windows, your installation has completed.


    Installing NVIDIA Display Drivers Under Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 | NVIDIA
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    10 Oct 2017 #34

    Bree said: View Post
    Not surprising, apparently it's Display Driver Uninstaller itself that's regarded as a PUA, it's detected as: PUA:Win32/DisplayDriverUninstaller https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi...hreatID=239038

    I can download it by opening the Windows Defender Security Center and temporarily turning off real-time protection until the download is complete, you have to do the same again to unzip it.

    Once downloaded and unzipped, presumably you could then add it as an exclusion so you could run it. I haven't tested that far.
    This worked for me. I had trouble turning real time protection on afterwards but was able to after a reboot. Now I have the file it appears that I can run it without WD detecting it again. I'm not sure if that is good or bad but I suppose the only way it would detect it again would be through a scan? I'm surprised WD is not blocking the program when I run it so maybe this PUA protection only works during the download process?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 21,231
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       10 Oct 2017 #35

    Kol12 said: View Post
    This worked for me. I had trouble turning real time protection on afterwards but was able to after a reboot. Now I have the file it appears that I can run it without WD detecting it again. I'm not sure if that is good or bad but I suppose the only way it would detect it again would be through a scan? I'm surprised WD is not blocking the program when I run it so maybe this PUA protection only works during the download process?
    From Shawn's note in the tutorial:

    1. The Potentially Unwanted Application protection feature is available only for enterprise customers. If you are already one of Microsoft's existing enterprise customers, you need to opt-in to enable and use PUA protection.
    What we are doing is a hack, and Enterprise versions have may other security measures to prevent it from installing.

    I bet DDU is on the list of PUA's, because a company does not want their users mucking around in the drivers(they probably couldn't without the Admin password anyhow).
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Oct 2017 at 09:49. Reason: typo
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    10 Oct 2017 #36

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You have: Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3

    When you update the 1080 through GeForce, you can choose a clean install and it will remove the old stuff completely.
    I believe most peoples preference is still to clean install with DDU but I may be wrong...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    11 Oct 2017 #37

    Kol12 said: View Post
    I believe most peoples preference is still to clean install with DDU but I may be wrong...
    I can almost guarantee you are wrong. Vast majority of Windows users do not even know how to do a clean install.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    11 Oct 2017 #38

    cereberus said: View Post
    I can almost guarantee you are wrong. Vast majority of Windows users do not even know how to do a clean install.
    Even most people who own an Nvidia graphics card? DDU is mentioned widely across the net...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    14 Oct 2017 #39

    Hi Shawn

    Allow me to add a little more to your excellent (and functional) tutorial.

    According to the Microsoft document Detect and block Potentially Unwanted Applications there could be a third possible command available in Option 2 of the tutorial, which might be worth adding:

    Audit Mode (detect PUAs but not block them)
    Set-MpPreference -PUAProtection 2 (or AuditMode)

    Cheers and keep up the great work you do!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast

Tutorial Categories

Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Xbox Windows Phone


Related Threads
How to Enable or Disable Write Protection for a Disk Drive in Windows Write protection (read-only) on a disk prevents the contents on the disk from being changed. There are many reasons for how a disk is write protected. This tutorial...
How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender Real-time Protection in Windows 10 Windows Defender helps protect your PC against malware (malicious software) like viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software. Malware can infect your PC...
How to Enable Windows Defender Adware Blocking in Windows 10 in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Read more: http://www.ghacks.net/2015/11/30/add-adware-protection-to-windows-defender/ SOURCE: Shields up on potentially unwanted applications in your enterprise - Microsoft Malware Protection Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Turn off real-time protection in Windows Defender make Windows 10 Version 1511 VL (both Professional and Enterprise) not working, black screen and I have to shutdown laptop by pressing power button. I tested many times with fress installed...
Hi, how can I disable Windows Defender Real-time protection but keep the Windows Defender app available and working? I've seen ways to disable Windows Defender Real-time protection in W10, however this involved disabling Windows Defender as a...

Tags for this Thread

Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:12.
Find Us