Secure your files from Ransom Malware Encryption on Windows 10.

Hi Guy & Girls,

Well, you’ve just upgraded to the current Windows 10 Fall Creators update and you find a few goodies under the bonnet?

No? Well there is an option to turn on a feature called “Controlled Folder Access” on their Windows machines

It’s described here. So, I will not re-invent the wheel.

But, basically. It keeps an eye on the activity of the Hard Drive and stops mass encryption occurring on both the System files and the Specific User Local folders that are currently active.

The Hit on the system performance is not noticeable and certainly will not be noticed on an SSD.

So, a bit of a no-brainer!

So, if you are already on Windows 10 Fall Creators do it today!

If you aren’t. It actually makes the pain of upgrading worthwhile. That from a Computer Engineer that normally would say hold off the update for at least 3 months.

But this is a sensible improvement worth the risk.

Yes, they have moved all the settings around again. But, the underlying improvement of speed of the new OS makes it worth the pain of the upgrade.

So, hold your nose and upgrade to Windows 10 Fall Creators soon!

Cheers.

WPA2 – Broken : In the middleman attack possible.

Guys & Girls.

For those of you that remain wedded to the earlier versions of Windows – W95/W98/W7 & W8.0 & 8.1?

You should note that the WiFi element of communication has been found wanting again.

For further details click on here.

If you are on Windows 10 / Windows 10 mobile you can relax this time as it has already been patched as long as you have been allowing Windows to update itself.

Cheers