This Folder Protects Against Ransomware

Should I Pay The Ransomware

Windows 10 has a built-in ransomware block, you just need to enable it

Windows 10 includes a built-in antivirus system called Windows Defender. It is automatically enabled when you set up a new computer. This provides some protection against malware threats from the wild. Did you know that there is an optional layer that will protect your files in the event of ransomware? You will need to enable ransomware protection manually in Windows 10.

Or, more precisely, a feature called ” Controlled Folder Access.”

Forbes deserves a big thank you for pointing it out. This is something I didn’t know existed. You can enable it by typing “Ransomware Protection” in the Windows search bar. Or, you can navigate to Settings > Update and Security, click Virus & Threat Protection, scroll down, and click on Manage ransomware-protection.

The default setting for the Controlled folder access toggle on my computers is to “off”. You can turn it on to designate specific folders that trusted apps only have permission to access. Additionally, you can add folders above the ones selected by default. If necessary, you can also grant permission to specific apps to access protected folders.