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Block potentially unwanted apps with Microsoft Edge
You can block adware and other potentially unwanted apps with the new version of Microsoft Edge. Go to settings--> Privacy and services. The scroll down to Services and then toggle "Block potentially unwanted apps." https://www.pcworld.com/article/3529675/microsoft-begins-blocking-unwanted-applications-like-adware-and-cryptominers-using-edge.html
Cleaner, faster, safer – Keeping potentially unwanted apps at bay
Potentially unwanted applications (PUA) are a category of software that can cause your device to run slowly, display unexpected ads, or at worst, install other software which may be more harmful or annoying. In the Windows 10 May 2020 update, Potentially Unwanted App blocking is available to everyone running Windows 10!
Modified Criteria - Stop detecting Torrents as PUA for non-enterprise users
Learn about changes to the way Microsoft Defender will be dealing with torrent software for consumer customers.
App & browser control: Stop security risks before they happen
Set protections against online attacks in App & browser control. If you are using Windows 10 May 2020 Update, please check this video: https://community.windows.com/en-us/videos/app-browser-control-add-protection-and-online-security/4kyb3u8AVpg
Removing virus and unwanted ads
What step should I take to remove virus and unwanted ads on my computer?
App & browser control: Add protection and online security
Use the updated App & browser control settings in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update to configure your Windows Defender SmartScreen. It checks websites and downloads for anything potentially dangerous, such as phishing, malware, viruses, or other online threats. If you are using previous versions of Windows 10, please check this video: https://community.windows.com/en-us/videos/app-browser-control-stop-security-risks-before-they-happen/YFoZOOmn27g
Firewall & network protections: Keep unwanted online traffic out
Check up on your Windows Defender Firewall protection.
Account protection: Set your strongest Windows sign-in
Set a strong sign-in and monitor account security in Account protections.
Device security: Security that comes built into your device
Windows Security protects your device all the way down to the core hardware and software that make it run. Please check the latest device security settings in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. If you are using previous versions of Windows 10, please check this video: https://community.windows.com/en-us/videos/device-security-protection-for-your-most-central-systems/6V8ah4LnDFc
Device security: Protection for your most central systems
Device security helps you monitor protection of your device's core software and hardware. If you are using the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, please check this video: https://community.windows.com/en-us/videos/device-security-security-that-comes-built-into-your-device/fadv4TuMOnc
To turn on potentially unwanted app blocking go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > App & browser control > Reputation-based protection settings. There you'll find a control that lets you turn potentially unwanted app blocking on, and select if you want to block apps, downloads, or both.
The potentially unwanted application (PUA) protection feature in Microsoft Defender Antivirus can detect and block PUA on endpoints in your network.
For a description of the criteria used to classify software as a PUA, see Potentially unwanted application. Protect against PUA with Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge (version 80.0.361.50 or later) blocks PUA downloads and associated resource URLs. You can set up protection by enabling the Block potentially unwanted apps feature in Microsoft Edge.
Cloud App Security enables you to block access to unsanctioned apps by using your existing on-prem security appliances. You can generate a dedicated block script and import it to your appliance. This solution doesn't require redirection of all of the organization's web traffic to a proxy.