How to enable Windows Defender's potentially unwanted programs protection

Discussion in 'Guides' started by RGiskardR, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    One of the latest additions to Windows Defender Antivirus' arsenal of protection tools blocks potentially unwanted programs, short PUPs, from landing on the system or being installed on Windows PCs.

    Note: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) refer to the same type of potentially unwanted software.

    Microsoft improved the defensive capabilities of the built-in antivirus and security tool Windows Defender significantly for Windows 10.

    The company added features such as Windows Defender System Guard and Application Guard, Network protection, Controlled Folder Access, or Exploit protection in recent years to the tool. Microsoft even published Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome.

    Some features are reserved for Enterprise editions of Windows 10 but some are also available in Home editions.

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