04-23-2019 02:41 AM
W10 (x64) Defender keeps blocking the Vantage updates. Could someone help me include the correct pathways exceptions please? I would not have a clue what to add and what not to add. Thanks.
04-23-2019 06:57 AM
04-23-2019 10:23 AM
OK, I understand now. I turned it on here and saw several popup messages like "unauthorized changes blocked". Not just from Vantage, but also from Chrome, Synaptics, and even some built-in Windows processes. All of the events are logged as warnings in Event Viewer -> Applications and Services Logs -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Defender -> Operational.
To avoid these kinds of messages, I think you want to go back to Ransomware Protection screen and choose the option about "Allow an app through Controlled Folder Access". Then click on "Add an allowed app" and select "Recently blocked apps". For Vantage, the related apps will be like Lenovo.Modern.ImController.
For System Updates that Vantage installs, it seems more difficult because there are many different installers that can trigger this message. I personally wonder if it's a good idea to turn off Ransomware Protection before you install System Updates. Then turn it on again after.
04-24-2019 02:09 AM
04-24-2019 06:29 AM
I think making exceptions for paths is not realistic. Instead, you need to make exceptions for apps by choosing from the list of recently blocked apps. I agree that this Ransomware feature is too complicated and I'm personally surprised at the notices that pop up from built-in Windows processes (even when I don't have any Lenovo software installed).
04-24-2019 06:53 AM
04-24-2019 07:39 AM
When you click on "Add an allowed app" you have a choice between "Recently blocked apps" and "Browse all apps". If you choose "Recently blocked apps", you can pick the apps from a list. The path is already filled in for you. So just pick the apps that you trust and don't want to get any more warnings about.