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I have a question, is it okay to leave my App & Browser Control turned off in the Windows Defender Security Center? It seems to interfere with some of the programs I am running
Just as clarification-ask.
Did you mean something like settings/options for SmartScreen? Or something else (with recent Windows 10 -> available more security tweaks to system configuration).
No, I copied the words exactly. It's a part of Windows Defender Security Center called App & Browser Control. I have it turned off and am hoping it's not necessary, I have malwarebytes and F Secure internet security
Jack wrote:No, I copied the words exactly. It's a part of Windows Defender Security Center called App & Browser Control. I have it turned off and am hoping it's not necessary, I have malwarebytes and F Secure internet security
If this is system's own feature -> it always possible that such step will reduce your security status. At least, default system protection will be with less layers. But if your proper experience with other software is broken - possible to disable it, of course. But I feel that good to contact Microsoft Support and ask them about advice or potential fixes.
With Windows 10 Home -> I maybe did not find options to disable entire "App & Browser Control" under Windows Defender Security Center. That's why I asked about "Smart Screen" (which possible to tweak/disable/enable for certain options).
For example, next description with Windows 10:
also with such view and with potential more information about "App and Browser Control" (as SmartScreen abilities).
My own feelings: if your experience about valid and trusted applications/software -> enabled SmartScreen is not necessary. I able to suspect that it's protection against unknown and potential rare suspicious applications (only); and network-connectivity based feature.