EntMnt Xclusive Windows 10 Is Getting A Clever New Way To Fight Off Ransomware

adithya

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Windows 10 is already very good at protecting you against all kinds of malware threats, but it's about to get even better. Microsoft knows that when it comes to your computer's defenses, there's always room for improvement. That's why the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is adding a new malware-fighting feature.

Microsoft is adding a new ability to Windows Defender, the built-in anti-malware app that ships with Windows 10. The company has cooked up something it calls controlled folder access.

Here's how it works. After you've installed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, jump into the settings app and head to the Windows Defender Security Center. Once you're there, you'll see the controlled folder access toggle. When you turn it on Windows 10 will make sure that only programs it consider trustworthy can change files in protected folders.

That means even if you did accidentally download a sketchy screensaver or opened a booby-trapped Word document and it tried to infect your computer with ransomware it couldn't do a lot of harm. It couldn't, for example, encrypt or delete any of your files that were stored in a protected folder.

By default, controlled folder access will guard your Documents, Pictures, Movies, and Desktop folders. You're free to add any other folder that you want, like Downloads or any shared folders that be home to other important files. You can even add a shared folder that's stored somewhere else on your network. That can help keep network-attached hard drives and home servers out of the reach of ransomware, too.

Windows 10 Is Getting A Clever New Way To Fight Off Ransomware
 

adithya

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already got today updated my windows 10

 
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