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  1. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
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       26 Oct 2018 #50

    The one in Post #45 above from @Bree in the link https://www.amtso.org/feature-settin...-applications/
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       26 Oct 2018 #51

    Ah, ok.

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  3.    1 Week Ago #52

    Hi,

    I have two questions:

    1. if Defender is set to use Audit Mode (Audit Mode - will detect PUAs, but will not block them) what advantages does this have?

    2. Have there been any tests or comparisons of Defender's PUA abilities/detection versus other well-known security applications?

    Essentially, I am asking whether or not it is worth enabling this feature.

    Thanks!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #53

    Rubi said: View Post
    Hi,

    I have two questions:

    1. if Defender is set to use Audit Mode (Audit Mode - will detect PUAs, but will not block them) what advantages does this have?

    2. Have there been any tests or comparisons of Defender's PUA abilities/detection versus other well-known security applications?

    Essentially, I am asking whether or not it is worth enabling this feature.

    Thanks!

    Hello Rubi,

    1) Audi mode will basically just log the PUA events instead of blocking them. This can be good for testing purposes.

    2) Can't think of any right now, but Googling may find a few.

    It's certainly worth enabling PUA protection for extra security since no program is 100%.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #54

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Rubi,

    1) Audi mode will basically just log the PUA events instead of blocking them. This can be good for testing purposes.

    2) Can't think of any right now, but Googling may find a few.

    It's certainly worth enabling PUA protection for extra security since no program is 100%.
    Thanks Brink, appreciate the quick response.

    I think for now I will go with Audit Mode just to see what effect it has on overall performance before deciding whether to enable.
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