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        Fred Langa
        AskWoody MVP

        LANGALIST More on Win10’s Ransomware protection By Fred Langa Many subscribers tried enabling this optional security enhancement, only to discover it
        [See the full post at: More on Win10’s Ransomware protection]

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      • #2341838
        E Pericoloso Sporgersi
        AskWoody Plus

        Okay.

        I now have the best of both worlds, I think.

        First I disabled Avast (Free edition) without uninstalling it. That is, all its shields are disabled, and its passive mode too. But I can still have Avast run a scan on demand from File Explorer’s context menu.

        In Malwarebytes I left Web Protection ON, but switched OFF the other three protections. It also scans on demand (takes longer than Avast).

        Finally I managed to activate Ransomware Protection. The rest of Windows Security was automatically re-instated.

        We’ll see what the future brings …

         


        • #2341870
          rc primak
          AskWoody_MVP

          In Malwarebytes Premium, all you need to do is make sure the setting to “Integrate with the Windows Security Center” is in the Off position. As long as this feature is not enabled, Windows Defender and Ransomware Protection should be able to work normally. Malwarebytes might need to be removed and reinstalled to correct this issue.

          -- rc primak

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          • #2342177
            Will Fastie
            Manager

            In my copy of MB Premium, the setting I see is called “Always Register Malwarebytes in the Windows Security Center.” Is that what you mean?

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            • #2343805
              rc primak
              AskWoody_MVP

              Exactly, Will!

              (I’m lousy at remembering exact names of stuff I don’t use myself.)

              -- rc primak

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      • #2342282
        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        Bottom line seems to be that you can’t enable Microsoft’s ransomware protection unless you are running Defender.  I may wish to use a different AV product, so isn’t that some kind of restriction on trade?

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 20H2

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        • #2343806
          rc primak
          AskWoody_MVP

           isn’t that some kind of restriction on trade?

          Not really. You can get the same restrictions on critical or selected folder access using the antiransomware features of the premium versions of many third-party AV/AM products. Nearly everyone of these uses the same techniques. The exact codes are a bit different, but the effect is the same. So you pay your money and you take your choice.

          -- rc primak

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