Microsoft is currently working on bringing some new and interesting security related changes to Windows 10 with the release of Fall Creators Update due for release in September. Users in Insiders Preview can now access some of the changes which include a controlled folder access feature.
The Folder has been designed to allow specific apps to access and read.write to a folder. Users would need to enable it from the Settings which will then prevent apps from accessing desktop, pictures, movies and documents folders.
Microsoft’s Windows Insider Chief Dona Sarkar explains: “Controlled folder access monitors the changes that apps make to files in certain protected folders.” “If an app attempts to make a change to these files, and the app is blacklisted by the feature, you’ll get a notification about the attempt.”
This new feature is currently being designed by Microsoft to protect against viruses and ransom-ware from locking machines our of certain folders. The company is also including exploit protection in the Windows Defender Software in Windows 10 to prevent viruses and malware from exploiting vulnerabilities.