All you need to know about Windows 10's Controlled Folder Access
Subject: General Tech | October 23, 2017 - 04:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: windows 10, security, windows defender
One feature of the Fall Creator's Update which has not seen much coverage is the new Controlled Folder Access security setting under Windows Defender Security Center. It is enabled for system files automatically, blocking the ability for all but approved apps from making changes to the files in your system folders. You can also add additional folders as well as approved applications by following the simple instructions which Slashdot linked to. The primary goal is to prevent ransomware's ability to encrypt vast swaths of folders on your machine but it will also help protect folders you choose from being modified by applications you have not approved.
"With the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update last week, the "Controlled Folder Access" that Microsoft touted in June is now live for millions of users. As the name hints, the Controlled Folder Access feature allows users to control who can access certain folders."
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