Disable PUA Protection on Windows Defender

Detects disabling Windows Defender PUA protection

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 1title: Disable PUA Protection on Windows Defender
 2id: 8ffc5407-52e3-478f-9596-0a7371eafe13
 3status: test
 4description: Detects disabling Windows Defender PUA protection
 5references:
 6    - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/32236-enable-disable-microsoft-defender-pua-protection-windows-10-a.html
 7author: Austin Songer @austinsonger
 8date: 2021/08/04
 9modified: 2023/08/17
10tags:
11    - attack.defense_evasion
12    - attack.t1562.001
13logsource:
14    category: registry_set
15    product: windows
16detection:
17    selection:
18        TargetObject|contains: '\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\PUAProtection'
19        Details: 'DWORD (0x00000000)'
20    condition: selection
21falsepositives:
22    - Unknown
23level: high

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