Windows 10: Ransomware Protection - How to tell which apps tried to access folder

Discus and support Ransomware Protection - How to tell which apps tried to access folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently found out that W10 now has ransomware protection that I am attempting to try, but with not much success. I have enabled RP and added a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mayorville, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Ransomware Protection - How to tell which apps tried to access folder


    I recently found out that W10 now has ransomware protection that I am attempting to try, but with not much success.
    I have enabled RP and added a couple of folders I want to protect, which a couple of apps I use write to these two folders.

    When I enabled RP, the apps were no longer able to write to the folders. When I tried adding the .exe to the allowed program list, it still wouldn't allow the apps to write to the folders.

    Is there a way to see the apps that tried to access the protected file, so I can add the correct file to the allow list?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    mayorville, Mar 10, 2019
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  2. trparky Win User

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    Yes, ransomware will be a thing of the past with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update thanks to something called "Controlled Folder Access" in Windows Defender.

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    These are protections for your files against ransomware at the kernel and Windows Defender level. Rest easy, your files are safe.

    About damn time Microsoft!
     
    trparky, Mar 10, 2019
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  3. Jsssssssss, Mar 10, 2019
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  4. mcquicker Win User

    Ransomware Protection - How to tell which apps tried to access folder

    Bug in Ransomware Protected Folders?


    I have a list of 13 folders (from different drives) in the Ransomware "Protected Folders" feature.

    Although the feature can be disabled completely, while enabled I can only remove 2 of the "Protected Folders" on the list.

    I cannot remove/delete the others.

    I tried disabling/enabling the feature from Settings and Group Policy options, and cannot do it. I also cannot find a way to remove the "Protected Folders" using regedit.

    When I changed one of the drive letters, the original letter remained in "Protected Folders," and the drive with the new letter assigned was not "protected."

    I wonder if this is a bug, or is something else keeping me from removing a folder listed in the "Protected Folders" once it is added.

    But, if so, why some of the folders listed can be removed while others cannot?

    Many thanks in advance,
    Peter Bond
     
    mcquicker, Mar 10, 2019
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