Easy registry hack makes Windows Defender an adware killer

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We’ve just posted the following news: Easy registry hack makes Windows Defender an adware killer[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/12/windowsdefenderoffline.jpg[/newsimage]

German website Heise has found that a simple registry hack that makes Windows Defender an adware killer. Yesterday Microsoft announced that its new enterprise security products come with a new feature that also stops potentially unwanted software and adware. Using a registry hack it can also be activated for consumers.

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#2

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2764125]We’ve just posted the following news: Easy registry hack makes Windows Defender an adware killer[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/12/windowsdefenderoffline.jpg[/newsimage]

            Read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/easy-registry-hack-makes-windows-defender-an-adware-killer-77917/

            Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.[/QUOTE]

Coolbeans…now it makes MSE and Defender even a better deal because they are already free to Windows licensed users everywhere…and pirated Windows… lol…Have to check my MSE at home and if that same location exist then I’ll apply it as well. If not I might experiment and type it into the MSE location and give it a try. Unless someone does this before me then they can confirm if it works for MSE.


#3

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2764152]Coolbeans…now it makes MSE and Defender even a better deal because they are already free to Windows licensed users everywhere…and pirated Windows… lol…Have to check my MSE at home and if that same location exist then I’ll apply it as well. If not I might experiment and type it into the MSE location and give it a try. Unless someone does this before me then they can confirm if it works for MSE.[/QUOTE]

As I am using M$ Forefront security on my main macihine (Yup, still working in Windows 10, contrary to M$ and popular belief), I am eager and awaiting your find on this…


#4

interesting


#5

Looks very different here hence this tip does not apply… and Defender is not recognised as Antivirus software hence Win keeps nagging to install one.


#6

This hack interferes with uTorrent. If you scan uTorrent.exe with MSE it says its safe, but if you try to download a torrent file and/or run uTorrent, says it malware and tries to remove it.


#7

[QUOTE=Millennium12;2764226]Looks very different here hence this tip does not apply… and Defender is not recognised as Antivirus software hence Win keeps nagging to install one.

http://pasteboard.co/2vBmIoA0.jpg[/QUOTE]

Did you try to add a new subkey “MpEngine” to the "Windows Defender"key, and then create a new DWORD value “MpEnablePus” and set it to 1 in the “MpEngine” key?.

Seemingly, from the screenshot and from other posts, you are on Windows 7 and so I do not know if it works, but if you did not, it is worth a shot :slight_smile:


#8

[QUOTE=Xercus;2764156]As I am using M$ Forefront security on my main macihine (Yup, still working in Windows 10, contrary to M$ and popular belief), I am eager and awaiting your find on this…[/QUOTE]I looked at the location where it says it adds to the Registry and I don’t have that registry showing that location or files located there. I’ll have to do some more search online to see why I don’t see a registry located there.

[QUOTE=alanfox;2764274]This hack interferes with uTorrent. If you scan uTorrent.exe with MSE it says its safe, but if you try to download a torrent file and/or run uTorrent, says it malware and tries to remove it.[/QUOTE]That is not good what version of utorrent are you using and what O/S are you running?


#9

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2764282]I looked at the location where it says it adds to the Registry and I don’t have that registry showing that location or files located there. I’ll have to do some more search online to see why I don’t see a registry located there.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, do get back whatever you find :flower:


#10

[QUOTE=Xercus;2764286]Thanks, do get back whatever you find :flower:[/QUOTE]
It could be related in that I am using MSE not Defender that could be why the locations are so different. So I will have to track down where my MSE is located to see if such a location exist and experiment there if that works or causes more problems.

Well did a little searching and here’s what I found.
http://www.solvusoft.com/en/files/missing-not-found-error/dll/windows/microsoft/windows-8-consumer-preview-iso-images/mpengine-dll/

MpEngine.dll is a type of [B]DLL file[/B] associated with Windows 8
So I guess Windows 7 and below that use MSE doesn’t have such feature to turn on. So I’ll have to keep looking but from the read it looks like that MpEngine is associated with Win8 and above only.


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[QUOTE=Xercus;2764277]Did you try to add a new subkey “MpEngine” to the "Windows Defender"key, and then create a new DWORD value “MpEnablePus” and set it to 1 in the “MpEngine” key?.

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Problem is MSE disables Defender hence wouldn’t make sense trying it.


#12

[QUOTE=Millennium12;2764332]Problem is MSE disables Defender hence wouldn’t make sense trying it.[/QUOTE]
Also MSE is a upgrade to Defender as well they are one the same just MSE doesn’t have the same file location as mentioned in the article I posted.


#13

Thank you both of you, saved me the work of figuring it out myself. Much appreciated :clap: