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novos7 • 4 years ago

I wish that Controlled Folder Access doesn't work because I use Emsisoft.

Guest • 4 years ago
Augusto • 4 years ago

But if i enable my Emsisoft go be desactive?!! Or i can have 2 protect me?!! Windows Defender and Emsisoft?
It is not very clear this after all in the flag only shows the Windows defend me protecting and nothing of Emsisoft tb? !! So what would be the advantage of having a protected folder if the Antivirus that I consider special that is the Emsisoft I bought will be disabled too? !! Or would not that be? Be clearer please this confuses a lot and I'm afraid to leave the Windows folder Enabled and not have the protection of Emsisoft together

etrnl • 4 years ago

Just use sanboxie.

Robert Scroggins • 4 years ago

I will not be enabling this on my wife's Windows 10 computer (my own computer is a Windows 8). It seems to me that Microsoft only goes half way with anything--including computer security.
Regards,

Malcolm Smith • 4 years ago

As I am sticking on Windows 7, I use Emissoft for my protection along with Comodo. And as a further precaution I have CrytoPrevent running too.

I don't trust Microsoft for their security one bit. The reason? They can't keep their own house in order with people wandering through their Skype servers allowing them to spam their contacts with messages supposedly from their users. If MS can't get a grip on this then I can't trust them to get anything right.

And, if there's another reason to dump Skype it's that now my machine boots almost twice as fast without it. So, that's gone and Tox has come in its place.

Furthermore, I am great believer in the old unix philosophy of an application should do one thing, and do it well. Emissoft fits that description as far as I am concerned.

So my question is: given that I don't use Windows 10 and that I won't be using the Microsoft Defender at all, do I keep this option ticked or do I untick it?

Guest • 4 years ago
Malcolm Smith • 4 years ago

This feels wrong. Are you saying that if I don't use a feature then I should keep it ticked and, presumably, if I am using a feature I should untick it?

Could you clarify this please?

Commander Paul • 4 years ago

I'm confused about your recommendation.
1) On my machine in "Windows Defender Security Center-Virus & Threat Protection", I do not have a listing for "Controlled Folder Access", (I think this is because it is controlled thru EmsiSoft Settings),
2) my EmsiSoft Settings: "Activate Windows Security Center integration" is ticked.
3) It this your recommended configuration?

Roy Clarke • 4 years ago

If the Defender Controlled Folder Access is useful but may potentially conflict with Emsisoft Anti-Malware then why not add a new folder access functionality to Emsisoft (possibly limited to user defined folders only)?

Guest • 4 years ago
Roy Clarke • 4 years ago

Your reply is not consistent to what is written in the article above: "When used in conjunction with proven anti-ransomware software such as Emsisoft Anti-Malware, Controlled Folder Access promises to be a great supplementary security tool." If it is indeed a great supplementary security tool then why not implement the same functionality in Emsisoft and so avoid any potential confict with Defender?

Augusto • 4 years ago

Hello Emsisoft, I decided to try to leave both Windows Defender and Emsisoft as recommended by clicking on the new button inserted in the last update of Emsisoft in order to activate in the security tab the folder with security of Microsoft but when going in the control panel and clicking on the security flag appears only Windows Defender as active is this right? !! Would not it have to appear both Windows Defender and Emsisoft active ??

Augusto • 4 years ago

You Say: - If you are on Win10 FCU and have Emsisoft (or any other 3rd paty antiviruses) installed and running, you won't have access to this feature because it needs Windows Defender active, and installing a 3rd party antivirus will deactivate it by principle.
However, we offer (via a setting) in Emsisoft the possibility to use this Controlled Folder feature by letting Windows Defender active while using Emsisoft. (Note that we don't recommend using 2 antiviruses at same time).

So that means that by clicking the button that you put at the disposal of Emsisoft users I will only have Windows Defender as Antivirus and then it would be good to have your software? !! Is not it very clear, could this explain us better? Let's say I want to use this feature from Microsoft and also want to use Emsisoft as my antivirus after all, would that be possible? As?? And why in the Security panel of the Flag only shows Windows Defender Active? Would I be just activating Windows Defender and leaving Emsisoft disabled? So why buy and use Emsisoft?

Guest • 4 years ago
Augusto • 4 years ago

Grateful for the answer, I will tell friends who use Emsisoft of this freedom to use both Windows Defender and Emsisoft without losing the Emsisoft features as well. Thank you very much for your attention.

Floyd and Becky Wright • 4 years ago

When Ransomware Freezes up my computer, I just reach up and turn off my computer and then turn it back on and when it reboots the Ransomware is gone. It really is that simple. Ransomware has frozen my computer up three times on facebook and that's what I did each time and it always works.

Guest • 4 years ago
Floyd and Becky Wright • 4 years ago

I'm running windows 10 I don't know if that makes any differences or not and of course Emsisoft which is the best ant-virus protection we've ever had.