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Hide or Show Ransomware Data Recovery area in Windows Security

Windows Security provides built-in security options to help protect your device from malicious software attacks.

The Ransomware data recovery area is included on the Virus & threat protection page in Windows Security.

Ransomware detection notifies you when your OneDrive files have been attacked and guides you through the process of restoring your files. Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) designed to block access to your files until you pay money.

You can hide the¬†Virus & threat protection¬†page or the¬†Ransomware data recovery¬†area from users on the device. This option can be useful if you don’t want users to see or have access to user-configured options for these features.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Ransomware data recovery area on the Virus & threat protection page in Windows Security for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Hide or Show Device Performance and Health page in Windows Security

To help you keep your device secure, Windows Security monitors your device for security issues and provides a health report, which appears on the Device performance & health page. The Health report alerts you to common issues in four key areas and offers recommendations to remedy them.

You can hide the¬†Device performance & health¬†area from users on the device. This option can be useful if you don’t want users to see or have access to user-configured options for these features.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Device performance & health page in Windows Security for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Hide or Show Firewall and Network Protection page in Windows Security

Windows Security provides built-in security options to help protect your device from malicious software attacks.

Firewall & network protection in Windows Security lets you view the status of Microsoft Defender Firewall and see what networks your device is connected to. You can turn Microsoft Defender Firewall on or off and access advanced Microsoft Defender Firewall options for the following network types:

  • Domain (workplace) networks
  • Private (discoverable) networks
  • Public (non-discoverable) networks

You can hide the¬†Firewall & network protection¬†area from users on the device. This option can be useful if you don’t want users to see or have access to user-configured options for these features.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Firewall & network protection page in Windows Security for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Hide or Show App and Browser Control page in Windows Security

Windows Security provides built-in security options to help protect your device from malicious software attacks.

App & browser control in Windows Security provides the settings for Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, which helps protect your device from potentially dangerous apps, files, websites, and downloads.

App & browser control includes the following features:

  • Smart App Control¬†provides enhanced protection from untrusted apps in Windows 11.
  • Reputation-based protection¬†leverages what Microsoft knows about various sites, services, and publishers, as well as threats we’ve seen in action to help protect you from malicious or¬†potentially unwanted apps,¬†files, or¬†websites.
  • Isolated browsing¬†is for¬†Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Edge¬†that can help to protect you against untrusted and potentially dangerous sites by opening them in a virtualized container, isolated from your important files and folders.
  • Exploit protection¬†is already running and protecting your device, and your device is set up with the protection settings that work best for most people. However, you can always customize the settings for your device and the programs you run. If you manage devices and programs in an organization, you can use the export feature to share customized exploit protection settings across all of the devices in your organization.

You can hide the¬†App & browser control¬†area from users on the device. This option can be useful if you don’t want users to see or have access to user-configured options for these features.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the App & browser control page in Windows Security for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Hide or Show Family Options page in Windows Security

Windows Security provides built-in security options to help protect your device from malicious software attacks.

The Family options feature in Windows Security provides you with easy access to tools to manage your children’s digital life. Use Family options to help keep your children’s devices clean and up to date with the latest version of Windows 10/11 and to protect your kids when they’re online.

You can hide the¬†Family options¬†area from users on the device. This option can be useful if you don’t want users to see or have access to user-configured options for these features.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Device security page in Windows Security for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Hide or Show Device Security page in Windows Security

Windows Security provides built-in security options to help protect your device from malicious software attacks.

What you see on the Device security page in Windows Security may vary depending upon what your hardware supports:

  • Core isolation¬†provides added protection against malware and other attacks by isolating computer processes from your operating system and device.
  • Your¬†security processor, called the¬†trusted platform module (TPM), provides additional encryption for your device.
  • Secure boot¬†prevents a sophisticated and dangerous type of malware‚ÄĒa¬†rootkit‚ÄĒfrom loading when you start your device. Rootkits use the same permissions as the operating system and start before it, which means they can completely hide themselves. Rootkits are often part of an entire suite of malware that can bypass local logins, record passwords and keystrokes, transfer private files, and capture cryptographic data.
  • Data encryption¬†helps protect your data from unauthorized access in case your device is lost or stolen.

You can hide the¬†Device security¬†area from users on the device. This option can be useful if you don’t want users to see or have access to user-configured options for these features.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Device security page in Windows Security for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Hide or Show Virus and Threat Protection page in Windows Security

Windows Security is built-in to Windows 10/11 and includes an antivirus program called Microsoft Defender Antivirus. Your device will be actively protected from the moment you start Windows 10/11. Windows Security continually scans for malware (malicious software), viruses, and security threats. In addition to this real-time protection, updates are downloaded automatically to help keep your device safe and protect it from threats.

The¬†Virus & threat protection¬†section in Windows Security contains information and settings for antivirus protection from¬†Microsoft Defender Antivirus¬†and third-party AV products. This section also contains information and settings for ransomware protection and recovery. These settings include¬†Controlled folder access¬†settings to prevent unknown apps from changing files in protected folders, plus Microsoft OneDrive configuration to help you recover from a ransomware attack. This area also notifies users and provides recovery instructions if there’s a ransomware attack.

You can hide the¬†Virus & threat protection¬†section or the¬†Ransomware protection¬†area from users of the machine. This option can be useful if you don’t want users to see or have access to user-configured options for these features.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Virus & threat protection area in Windows Security for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Add Run as administrator to Context Menu of PS1 Files in Windows 11

Windows runs desktops apps and application files (ex: .bat, .cmd, .exe, and .msc file types) in user mode by default without elevated administrator rights unless it prompts you with UAC to run elevated (highest privileges).

When you use¬†Run as administrator¬†on a desktop app or application file, you are allowing it to run with full administrator access to everything on the computer. This means you are giving it special permissions to access restricted parts of the computer that would otherwise be off-limits. This could be a potential security risk if not a trusted app or application file, but sometimes “Run as administrator” is necessary for a trusted app or application file to run properly if it requires elevated rights for full access.

A¬†.ps1¬†file is a script, or “cmdlet,” used by Windows PowerShell.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as administrator context menu item for .ps1 files for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add or Remove Run as administrator Context Menu in Windows 11

Windows runs desktops apps and application files (ex: .bat, .cmd, .exe, and .msc file types) in user mode by default without elevated administrator rights unless it prompts you with UAC to run elevated (highest privileges).

When you use¬†Run as administrator¬†on a desktop app or application file, you are allowing it to run with full administrator access to everything on the computer. This means you are giving it special permissions to access restricted parts of the computer that would otherwise be off-limits. This could be a potential security risk if not a trusted app or application file, but sometimes “Run as administrator” is necessary for a trusted app or application file to run properly if it requires elevated rights for full access.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as administrator context menu item for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add Run as administrator to Context Menu of VBS Files in Windows 11

Windows runs desktops apps and application files (ex: .bat, .cmd, .exe, and .msc file types) in user mode by default without elevated administrator rights unless it prompts you with UAC to run elevated (highest privileges).

When you use¬†Run as administrator¬†on a desktop app or application file, you are allowing it to run with full administrator access to everything on the computer. This means you are giving it special permissions to access restricted parts of the computer that would otherwise be off-limits. This could be a potential security risk if not a trusted app or application file, but sometimes “Run as administrator” is necessary for a trusted app or application file to run properly if it requires elevated rights for full access.

A .vbs file is a Virtual Basic script written in the VBScript scripting language. It contains code that can be executed within Windows via the Windows-based script host (Wscript.exe), to perform certain admin and processing functions.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as administrator context menu item for .vbs files for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Add Run as administrator to Context Menu of MSI Files in Windows 11

Windows runs desktops apps and application files (ex: .bat, .cmd, .exe, and .msc file types) in user mode by default without elevated administrator rights unless it prompts you with UAC to run elevated (highest privileges).

When you use¬†Run as administrator¬†on a desktop app or application file, you are allowing it to run with full administrator access to everything on the computer. This means you are giving it special permissions to access restricted parts of the computer that would otherwise be off-limits. This could be a potential security risk if not a trusted app or application file, but sometimes “Run as administrator” is necessary for a trusted app or application file to run properly if it requires elevated rights for full access.

A .msi file is a Windows Installer package file. Is uses the Microsoft Windows Installer service to configure installer packages, such as applications.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Run as administrator context menu item for .msi files for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Remove Drive Letter in Windows 11

Windows will automatically mount new basic volumes that are added to the system, and assign them drive letters by default.

A drive letter is a single alphabetic character A through Z that has been assigned by Windows to a physical drive or drive partition connected to the computer to reference the drive by.

You can remove the drive letter assigned to a drive, partition, or volume if wanted to unassign the drive letter from the drive, partition, or volume.

If you remove the drive letter from a drive, partition, or volume, the drive, partition, or volume will no longer show as a drive in File Explorer > This PC.

Unassigned driver letters will be available to assign to a drive, partition, or volume.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a drive letter in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable Automatic Mounting of New Drives in Windows 11

Windows will automatically mount new basic volumes that are added to the system, and assign them drive letters by default.

If wanted, you can disable Windows from automatically mounting any new basic volumes that are added to the system.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the automatic mounting and assigning of a drive letter when a new drive is connected for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Change DLNA Media Server Name in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming¬†allows you to share media from your account’s personal Music, Pictures, PlayLists, and Videos folders to other users (same computer), computers, and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, your media library will automatically show as a media server in File Explorer > This PC on all devices you allowed to share you media library with.

If you have a local account, your media library name will be the same as your account name by default.

If you have a Microsoft account, your media library name will be the same as the email address used for your Microsoft account.

This tutorial will show you how to change the name of your media library for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11 used as the media server name on allowed devices.

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Allow or Block DLNA Media Streaming Devices in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, any media device detected on your network will automatically get added to the allow/block list and default streaming settings will be applied to it.

If you remove a media device from the list, it will automatically get added back if detected on your network again, and will have default streaming settings applied to it.

You can allow or block media devices to access your shared media.

This tutorial will show you how to allow or block DLNA media streaming devices access to your shared media for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Reset and Restore Power Plan Settings to Default in Windows 11

A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how your computer uses power. Power plans can help you save energy, maximize system performance, or achieve a balance between the two. A power plan is also known as a power scheme.

Changes made to a power plan settings will affect all users that use the same power plan as their default active power scheme.

This tutorial will show you how to reset and restore specific or all power plan settings to default for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Remove DLNA Media Streaming Device in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, any media device detected on your network will automatically get added to the allow/block list and default streaming settings will be applied to it.

If you have a media device you no longer use on the list, you can remove it.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a media device from the media streaming list for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Customize DLNA Media Streaming Settings in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turned on DLNA media streaming, you can choose what is streamed by default to all or specific computers and devices on your network.

This tutorial will show you how to customize DLNA media streaming settings for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable DLNA Media Streaming in Windows 10 and Windows 11

DLNA media streaming allows you to send your music, pictures, and videos to other computers and DLNA supported devices on your network. It also allows you to receive media from other computers and DLNA supported devices.

If you turn on media streaming, your current network profile and firewall settings will be modified. You should only turn on media streaming on networks that you trust, such as home or work networks.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off DLNA media streaming for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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