Windows 10: How to TURN OFF Microsoft's terrible account protection

Discus and support How to TURN OFF Microsoft's terrible account protection in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have a Microsoft account that I use on 2 computers. One computer is my PC at home, which is logged into this account via Windows 10. The second is my... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Riccorbypro, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. How to TURN OFF Microsoft's terrible account protection


    I have a Microsoft account that I use on 2 computers. One computer is my PC at home, which is logged into this account via Windows 10. The second is my work laptop, which uses that account on Skype, but not Windows (which is logged in instead with my domain account).


    Every few weeks, I get an email from Microsoft saying that they've detected "unusual activity" on my account. Usually after I re-open skype on my work laptop (I have the open on login option turned off), restart my home PC, or otherwise "sign in" to my account. It's important to note that I'm using the actual Skype app on my laptop, and not the terrible Windows Store one that doesn't know a MB4 (back button on the mouse) click from a left click.


    I have now had to reset my password "for security reasons" a total of 12 times. It's got to the point where I simply set the password by going to my now specially assigned "enter MS account password" macro and incrementing the number at the end.


    I understand that this is done in the interest of my security, but should there not be an option for me to simply NOT be locked out of my account because I signed in? I can understand something like Google's 2FA where it prompts you on an existing device or sends you an OTP, but resetting my password? That's really becoming annoying.


    Is there any way to disable this nightmare of a feature, or at least set that I can log in without having to reset my password? I have done all the recommended steps (scan for viruses, ensure that the password is unique, I even reinstalled Windows on my home PC because I was getting fed up with the constant "Please sign in again to confirm your details" bs)


    I'm also not entirely sure where to post this, since it covers a Microsoft account issue and not specifically Skype or Windows. Please move this post to the correct area if it's in the wrong place.


    * Moved from msn

    :)
     
    Riccorbypro, Sep 12, 2019
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  2. avelos156 Win User

    Unable to "Turn on Tracking Protection" for a specific administrator account

    IE11 (automatic updates), Win10.

    I'm unable to set Tracking Protection working for a specific user account. While for all other user accounts (normal users) in the same machine Tracking Protection works, for the administrator account it cannot be enabled.

    I have downloaded 3 tracking protection lists that are in status "Enabled".

    The lists can be enabled/disabled freely.

    Even though all 3 lists are enabled, tracking protection does not work at all.

    When I click on Settings -> Safety, the corresponding menu option always reads "Turn on Tracking Protection" no matter how many times I select it. In the other accounts where the tracking protection works this menu option reads "Turn off Tracking Protection".

    The account's personalized tracking protection list remains in status "Disabled" no matter how many times I have tried to enable it. Although I do not need this list at all, it is an indication/confirmation that something is wrong with my tracking protection.
    For the other user accounts the personalized tracking protection list can be freely enabled/disabled.

    I run the ProcessMonitor to see if there is any kind of access issues with the administrator account, but it looks pretty good. No "Access Denied" issues, no weird results.

    I also completely removed all IE folders in appdata folder and all IE enties under registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer. Everything was recreated at IE11 first launch, however the issue remains.

    Any suggestions?
     
    avelos156, Sep 12, 2019
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  3. I can't turn on Windows Defender Real Time Protection

    We appreciate your response. We suggest that you try to turn on Windows Defender Real Time Protection from a Hidden Administrator account. To enable Hidden Administrator, the following are the steps:

    • Right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • In the command prompt, type in net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
    • Log out and log back in using the Administrator account.

    Let us know if you require further assistance.
     
    Hector Mad, Sep 12, 2019
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  4. Vesao Win User

    How to TURN OFF Microsoft's terrible account protection

    Remove account


    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, Sep 12, 2019
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