Microsoft integrating new security feature to prevent Ransomware attack on Windows 10

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Now and then you must heard about the Rasomware attack and you might are worried about it. But don’t worry Microsoft already aware of the Ransomware attack and working a new solution for the Windows 10 devices.

In case if you don’t know Ransomware is a type of malicious software that stops you from using your PC, accessing your own file/folders. Ransomware will demand that you pay money (a “ransom”) to get access to your PC or files. But there is no guarantee that paying the fine or doing what the ransomware tells you will give access to your PC or files again.

 

Microsoft working actively to prevent this kind of attack by integrating new security related changes to Windows 10. With the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16232 Microsoft introduced a new feature called Controlled Folder. This feature only allow specific app or win32 software to access certain folder and perform read or write tasks.

Additionally controlled folder monitors all the changes that apps make to files in certain protected folders. And in case if an app attempts to make a change to these files, and the app is blacklisted by the feature and it will also give you a notification about the attempt.

By default this feature is disabled; you need to enable it from Settings app and also have to select the specific folder that you want to control. Of course you can protract multiple folders. And you can also choose which app have an access to choose folder. And if any unlisted apps try to access it will be marked as blacklisted app.

In order to completely stop attacks company is also including exploit protection in the Windows Defender to prevent viruses and malware from exploiting vulnerabilities. These feature are available for the Widows Insiders in the fast ring. But it will be available to everyone with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which is scheduled for the September 2017 (September 26, 2017 to be specific according to source).