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  1. #41

    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)

    If you click the wizard, you will get the 'Use Recommended Settings' selector. That sets a default group of program settings: Office, IE, Java, Reader, Acrobat, etc.

    Then look at the details and you will see that not every one of these has all the mitigation strategies selected.

    When you right-click on a running process that is not being monitored and enable the configuration, it starts off with most, but not, things selected.

    I don't know why all the mitigations are not selected by default - maybe there is something that a lot of programs do that might trip it. I haven't read what each of these mitigation strategies does in detail.

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  2. #42

    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64

    Okay Jim, I'll try configuring. Have to sort out which all I need with all mitigations. Thanks for your quick & helpful response, really appreciate it!
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  3. #43

    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64

    Most of the apps connecting with internet have been added & configured,
    Read through this useful article and it turned out to be a good one , helped a lot -
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  4. #44

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    Removing admin rights mitigates 97% of critical Microsoft vulnerabilities

    If you already have Windows 8/8.1 installed, how to change your current user account from an administrator account to a standard account? -> link
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