Saturday, 28 November 2015

Registry Hack Windows Defender Will Change To "Adware-Killer '

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it is the business security of a new feature has provided thus also potentially unwanted software and adware are stopped, but via a small adjustment to the registry, this function can also be activated by consumers.

It reports the German Heise Online. Under potentially unwanted software called Microsoft understands software bundles containing adware, toolbars and other unwanted programs. To protect against organizations here, the software giant's business solution System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) and Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) with a new opt-in feature. In conjunction with Windows Defender can therefore download and install unwanted software are blocked.

The feature is not exclusive to business environments. Due to a change in the registry which is namely also available for common Windows systems. According to Heise Online is the function to stop adware not only added to SCEP and FEP, as well as Windows Defender, which is present in all Windows versions since Windows 8. In a test by the German IT magazine shows Windows Defender after the adjustment indeed unwanted software such as blocking Freemake Video Converter. The test was performed on the Home and Pro version of Windows 10.

To make the adjustment must be set below in bold text in a text file, which then the file extension from .txt to be changed in reg. Then the file must be opened and the register adjustment is made.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows Defender \ MpEngine] "MpEnablePus" = dword: 00000001

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