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Can't access Win10 Ransomware Protection

Discussion in 'General Security' started by jtn3833, Aug 31, 2019.

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  1. jtn3833

    jtn3833 Thread Starter

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    Hello all-

    I'm trying to access the Ransomware Protection feature of Windows 10 Security. I understand that, for some reason, it is hidden by default on non-Pro Win10 systems.

    From what I've read, I need to enable Controlled Folder Access using Powershell. When I do, I get the following error:

    ----
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Set-MpPreference -EnableControlledFolderAccess Enabled
    Set-MpPreference : A general error occurred that is not covered by a more specific error code.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Set-MpPreference -EnableControlledFolderAccess Enabled
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (MSFT_MpPreference:root\Microsoft\...FT_MpPreference) [Set-MpPreference], CimException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0x800106ba,Set-MpPreference
    ---

    I used the ISE version of Powershell that basically walked me through the process. I found the drop-down menu for EnableControlledFolderAccess, which had the following options (it was defaulted to blank)
    (blank)
    disabled
    enabled
    audit mode
    block disc modification only
    audit disc modification only

    After choosing Enabled, and Run, I receive the error above.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?
    Thanks,
    jtn
     
  2. lunarlander

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    There need to be space betweem Set-MpPreference and -EnableControlledFolderAccess
     
  3. jtn3833

    jtn3833 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Lunarlander, I tried that, but received the same error.
     
  4. bassfisher6522

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    I'd like to see/read that.....do you have a link to that?
     
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