How to Enable PUA Protection on Windows Defender

How to Enable PUA Protection on Windows Defender

Geekers - If you are a long time computer user, you must be aware of the virus security application that Windows uses, right? Yes, the name of the antivirus is Windows Defender.


Windows Defender is installed automatically in Windows 10, so you no longer need to download other Antivirus applications when using a Windows 10 computer.



Currently, Windows Defender is included in a very sophisticated antivirus application and is equipped with various excellent security system protocols. So that this application can protect your device and files from various malware and virus attacks. Apart from that, Windows Defender is also supported by excellent security features, one of which is PUA or stands for Potentially Unwanted Application.


How to Enable PUA Protection on Windows Defender


Even though Windows Defender is very good at dealing with various virus and malware problems, we also need to improve its security by activating the PUA protection feature. By activating this feature, Windows Defender can be more specific in detecting and blocking various applications that we don't want and are included in the threat category.


As you know, applications that fall into the category of threats can infect computers and can affect the performance of our computers. Therefore, it is mandatory for you to activate the PUA feature so that your computer and files can be properly protected.



1. To activate the PUA protection feature, we must use the Windows PowerShell application. Therefore, click the search icon located in the toolbar. After that type Windows PowerShell. If the Windows Powershell application appears, then click the Run as Administrator menu.


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2. So if you have, then you have to type the command Set-MpPreference -PUAProtection 1. After that, click the Enter button on your computer keyboard.


How to Enable PUA Protection on Windows Defender How to Enable PUA Protection on Windows Defender



3. Wait a few moments until the PUA Protection in Windows Defender is active. And when it is active, Windows defender can detect and block any applications that fall into the threat category. For the next step, you can check whether the PUA Protection feature is running properly on your computer or not.


How to Check PUA Protection Features in Windows Defender


If it has been activated, then we can check the PUA protection feature on our computer. This method is very important to do so that you find out whether the PUA protection feature that we have activated is working properly or not. Follow the steps below to check the features of PUA Protection.


1. Enter the following Microsoft official page. If so, then in the Scenario section, click the link contained therein.


How to Enable PUA Protection on Windows Defender How to Enable PUA Protection on Windows Defender


2. You will be redirected to the amtso page as shown below. To check whether the PUA Protection feature is running properly, you must click the orange Launch the test link.


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If the PUA protection feature is active and running, the Windows Defender antivirus application will block and automatically stop dangerous applications on your computer. So that your computer will be protected and protected from all threats such as malware and other viruses.


Thus the article that explains how to activate PUA Protection in Windows Defender in order to protect our computers and files from various viruses and malware. Hopefully this article can be a solution to your problem and can be useful for you.



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