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August 22, 2018  12:18 PM

Windows Defender Blocks PUAs

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
enterprise cyber security, Windows 10, Windows Defender

Among a surprisingly complex and interesting collection of advanced features, Windows Defender blocks PUAs. PUA stands for "potentially unwanted application." According to Trend Micro, PUAs are best...

May 21, 2018  1:39 PM

Bring Back PING in Win10 1803

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Firewall management, Network troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows firewall

The old putatively Chinese curse goes "May you live in interesting times." And in that sense, interesting is the adjective I'd apply to networking in Window 10 Version 1803 of late. My


April 27, 2018  11:39 AM

Finding Windows Defender Security About Info

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows Security

OK, so this morning I saw the news on TenForums.com that new versions of the Windows Defender security elements were out. Naturally, I wanted to check the new version info against what I had...


August 15, 2017  10:17 AM

Ed Bott Issues Win10 Report Card

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Image management, Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows Hello, Windows Update Management

About two weeks ago, long-time Windows watcher Ed Bott offered an interesting assessment of Windows 10 at ZDNet. It's entitled "Windows 10 after two years: Microsoft's mixed report card," and...


April 5, 2017  11:49 AM

Apparent Win10 Defender Update Issues Illusory

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows Update Management

Over the past week to ten days, lots of users have been reporting issues with Windows Update and Windows Defender. This applies to versions 1607 (Current Branch) and 1703 (Insider Preview aka Creators Update). The symptom is that while Windows Update reports a Definition Update for Defender is...


May 18, 2015  12:34 PM

Interesting Theory about Win10 Defender & Update Stacking

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Windows 10, Windows Defender, Windows Update Management

In my last post here, I observed the number and frequency of updates for Windows 10 arriving via an unthrottled and untrammeled Windows Update. By far, the biggest number of items in the 15-day list concerned Windows Defender, with well over half the individual events resulting in an update of some...


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