Windows 10:- Ransomware Protection

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Edward van Biljon
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In this video we showcase how you can enable the option that Microsoft builtin to Windows 10 to prevent Ransomware. You can protect folders and whitelist applications.

Video Steps

1. Launch Settings

Click on the start button and click the cog wheel to open Settings.

2. Click on Update & Security

In Settings, click on Update & Security.

3. Open Windows Security

Click the button under Windows Security labeled "Open Windows Security.

4. Click on Virus & threat protection

Click on the first option in Windows Security called "Virus & threat protection".

5. Manage Ransomware Protection

Scroll to the bottom of the list and click the link "Manage ransomware protection".

6. Turn on Controlled folder access

Click on the toggle button to enable controlled folder access.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Great video Ed.

Many of my clients were unaware that Windows already has Ransomware protection and were buying third-party utilities for the purpose, showing surprise when I told them that Microsoft also offered free protection. This will be a good video to refer others to.
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by:Mohammad Rummaneh
Great video, Many thanks
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