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Use Windows Security to Block Apps on Windows 10 Version 1809

Windows 10 October 2018 Update comes with a new feature supposed to help protect against ransomware, technically blocking apps from making changes to your computer.

With this new feature, you can make sure that any unauthorized modification to files stored on your PC is blocked before causing any damage, essentially making it impossible for ransomware to take over your system.

This feature is part of Windows Security, the renamed version of Windows Defender Security Center that’s now included in Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809).

It is officially called Controlled folder access, and its purpose is as easy as it could be: keep an eye on the changes that apps are trying to make to your data and block those who aren’t whitelisted. Obviously, you are allowed to configure everything, and you can set up ransomware protection to make sure that no new application can write to disk.

By default, the new functionality blocks all new apps from making cha... (read more)

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