Tag Archives: Defender

Windows 8.1 Pro: Defender triggers alarm after installing KB4580347

[German]Does the monthly security quality rollup for Windows 8.1 KB4580347 trigger a false alarm for Windows Defender? A German blog reader told me that a few days ago by mail. Advertising

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Windows 10: Fix for Defender GUI bug with exclusions

[German]In Windows 10 some people have the problem that Defender does not show defined exclusions in the GUI. This should be fixed by Defender updates, but did not work for all of them. One person concerned has now sent me … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Is the Defender GUI bug hiding defined exclusions fixed?

[German]I take the topic again. Does Microsoft Defender show defined scan exclusions under Windows 10? Or is the GUI bug I mentioned in this blog still present after Defender updates? Advertising

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Windows 10: Does Defender forget defined exclusions?

[German]Has anyone noticed the problem with Defender in Windows 10 that the virus protection suddenly loses defined exclusions for scans? Here is some information on this issue. Addendum: The bug has been fixed. Advertising

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Microsoft Defender: Download Feature removed …

[German]But that was only a very short guest performance. Microsoft had added this ‘cool’ download feature to its Defender. But security experts wasn’t amused about that. All of a sudden the download feature is gone again … Advertising

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Security concerns about Microsoft Defender download feature

[English]Microsoft has added a way to download arbitrary files in Defender. However, this download feature causes more headaches than enthusiasm among security experts. Advertising

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Microsoft Defender can no longer be disabled under Windows 10

[German]Microsoft has now disabled the ability for administrators to disable the Defender included in Windows. This is intended to make it more difficult for malware to turn off the virus protection. At the same time, the registry entries and group … Continue reading

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Microsoft Defender blocks Citrix services as Trojan

[German]Currently, there is a problem that Microsoft Defender detects Citrix services as Trojans after an update and deactivates these services. But there is a workaround, which is described in a support article. Advertising

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Defender blocks redirected Microsoft hosts entries – Part 3

[English]Microsoft has begun to block redirects in the Windows native hosts file that affect Microsoft sites in its antivirus products such as Microsoft Defender. The redirects are flagged as malicious (as HostFileHijack). I already mentioned that in part 2 of … Continue reading

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Defender flags Windows Hosts file as malicious – Part 2

[German]It looks like the Windows Defender has run amok again and considers the Windows hosts file as malicious and complains about it as HostFileHijack. I’ve had now a few confirmation from other users. Advertising

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