Windows Defender

Forum discussion tagged with Windows Defender.
  1. _dawn_chorus_

    Question Trojan infection and using Windows Defender. Am I infected or not?

    I plugged an old hard drive into my main system that I had scanned on another system with Windows Defender. I scanned again on the main system and it gave me a severe level threat for a trojan in an .iso file. I have windows set not to autorun external devices and I never opened the drive in...
  2. Question Windows Defender - Windows 10 Virus Win32/Floxif.H False Alert!

    I don't know what going on with my PC, recently i got a notification from windows defender "Threat Found" I check information about this threat, i got this, the affected item only in this "F" Drive its affected my game from steam, this "F" SSD NVME only my downloading game from steam, all exe...
  3. S

    [SOLVED] Antimalware service working needlessly

    Hi ya'll... I use AVG and a few days ago I ran a Windows Defender scan on top just to be sure there's nothing funky going on. Now I see Antimalware Service Executable running in the background ( zero CPU usage and about 130 mb of RAM) even though Windows Defender's Realtime protection is turned...
  4. leemas

    Question Constant BSODS for 6 months, seems to be getting worse

    Hi, I've been having daily BSODS for about 6 months now that happen 2-3 hours after using the PC. I've checked hardware and completely reinstalled all of it, checked ram with memtest for 8 clears each stick, ran sfc scans, chkdsk, all turn up with no problems. I've reinstalled and updated all...
  5. Luger1945

    Question My pc got hacked what should I do?

    Someone from russia hacked my pc on the 12 September Right after I downloaded a sketchy file. He managed to gain access to my Gmail, Steam and Epic Games accounts. I got his IP address and I am not sure if that’s a VPN or not. Anyway Malwarebytes is blocking all connections from his IP to my pc...
  6. TheFlash1300

    Question How to activate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

    Hello. I heard that Windows Defender has an option called "Microsoft Defender for Endpoint", which can scan the UEFI for viruses. Can someone tell me how to activate this option, because i want to scan my UEFI for viruses? I heard that i need to open a menu, called "Configuration Manager", but...
  7. TheFlash1300

    Question Windows Defender claims there is a "threat" when there isn't one

    Hello. Today i downloaded an archive that was infected with Trojan horses. Windows Defender showed there is a virus and offered me the option to delete the virus. However, instead of using the Windows Defender option to delete the virus, i opened the USB drive where the archive was, and deleted...
  8. TheFlash1300

    Question The "System Settings Change" window appears every time i start the laptop, after i turned on the Core Isolation on Windows Defender

    A few days ago, i opened Windows Defender, and turned the Core Isolation on. Since then, each time I reboot or turn the laptop on, the following window appears: Window's name: "System Settings Change" Windows's text: "Your hardware settings have changed. Please reboot your computer for these...
  9. stormtrance

    Question Home Network Connecting Ethernet - No - Wireless - Yes

    I admit that networking is not my forte in the least. I can do the standard sharing folders, checking permissions, etc but it doesn't extend past that. So when I can usually communicate with my second laptop in my house from my Windows 11 to Windows 10 all of a sudden stops, I'm a bit lost. I...
  10. TheFlash1300

    [SOLVED] Will Windows Defender continue receiving updates, once Windows 10 is no longer supported?

    When Microsoft stops supporting Windows 10, will Windows Defender continue receiving updates, if it's installed on a laptop that uses Windows 10? If Windows Defender is independent software, and the support of Windows Defender is independent of the support for Windows 10, this means that even...
  11. [SOLVED] Windows Defender is taking a lot of RAM than it used to!?

    It used to take around 100MB or less, now after the recent updates that I received on 30th/29th of Jan, this started happening. I dont mind the app using a little bit more but this is a lot. Following are my update history. New OS install on 29th Jan. I've tried the sfc /scannow and it...
  12. Question Information on Settings Changes Are not Displayed in Real-Time

    Hello, Whether I update Windows, Windows Defender security, or release and renew IP the information I see is not updating. After Windows updates the progress bar reach 100% but doesn't complete: If I close window or switch to another tab and back to previous tab the changes are reflected and...
  13. P

    Question Windows Defender gone

    I just realised that Windows Defender is turned off for some reason. I don't know when it turned off because when I installed Windows 11 it was working fine. Windows Security is blank: The service for it is also stopped and cannot be started. View: Also this is...
  14. Question Windows Defender Disable Permanently

    Hi i will be asking about a Software i want to make sure it's okey for use for disable windows defender and not a hack tool and safe if anyone can check that for me will be good guys : The Program Interface is this : ( Before Turning Off Defender ) ( After Turning Off Defender ) This is...
  15. akaikisaki

    Question Protected Folder/ Ransomeware Protection not removing specific items

    Hello, First the Screenshot: View: While I'm able to remove most of them, I am not able to remove these Drive (E)s. The remove button is there, however, pressing it doesn't remove them. Also, I have noticed that these are the Installer files which I added...
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    Question Being blocked from accessing Windows Defender! Says your IT administrator has limited access to some areas of this app.

    Hi there, So I have recently tried to get into bitcoin mining with NiceHash, I am able to install the miner and everything but when I got to whitelist the folder in windows defender I am being blocked. I need to do this so the program does not get blocked. I have tried to just restore the...
  17. T

    [SOLVED] Windows Security bsod

    Every time I run windows defender and do a full scan it always crashes after a certain percentage. BSOD error is unexpected store exception, I have windows 10 and malwarebytes installed as second antivirus
  18. Giorici

    Question Antimalware service executable high ram

    How can i make Antimalware Service Executable not use this much ram without deactivating windows defender? It's so annoying it even uses more than my browser lmao. View:
  19. U

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 defender virus detection

    Hi, Everytime I'm openning a software or a game, my Windows Defender detects several threats (5 to 10 files on every opening). Of course, I have a virus, but when I start an analysis, everytings is a threats. So, what should I do ? I need your help, please 😀 Thank you very much !
  20. B

    Question Factory Reset but kept my folders.

    I had some gpu issues on the last drivers up-date soo i decided to factory reset but keep my folders for now all good! Installed my stuff went to play and BOOM massive performance hit idk if it's something that went wrong or something carried over from the last time btw C where my windows is...
  21. [SOLVED] Multiple windows defender icons in notification area (systray)!

    Hi Everyone I'm having an issue on several clean installs of Windows 10 2004 64bit (downloaded from Microsoft servers) Different programs' icons in the systray (such as IDM, TaskManager, Safely Eject Drive...etc) suddenly change into a windows defender icon alongside the original windows...
  22. Muhammad Jahid

    [SOLVED] Do I have to update Windows Defender virus,spyware and malware definitions every day?

    I am using windows 8.1 Home Edition. I know virus,spyware and malware definitions are files that are used to identify the malicious or potencially unwanted software. Do I have to update these definitions everyday or once a month?
  23. P

    [SOLVED] Can i have only Windows Defender as my antivirus ?

    Can i have only windows defender on my pc is that enough? Also ccleaner? Because in planning to delete avast cuz it takes some of my pcs performance..
  24. J

    [SOLVED] How to delete MpCmdRun.exe permanently

    Hello, so something is going wrong with this process and I would like to stop it asap because I have a monthly 10gb mobile plan and it has consumed 3.73gb in 8 days of using my PC. Things I have done to stop it: Disable windows defender from...
  25. J

    Question MpCmdRun.exe consumes network data

    Hello, I have a limited 10gb of down/up mobile internet stick and this process is using my bandwidth although I have disabled windows defender cause I use avast antivirus but the process keeps working. I can't find it on task manager or services.msc and don't know what else to do to stop it...
  26. A

    [SOLVED] how to reset windows defender

    So, I had a .rar file full of programs and other things that windows defender thought were viruses. there were like 100+ files that got detected after I run the scan. it shows many files as viruses but when I click 'fix all' it does nothing how do if reset/fix windows defender Thanks for any...
  27. Question Windows defender has slowed down my computer even after disabling?

    So, I've had windows defender disabled for a while now, because I never used it and I've always used other antiviruses , but I recently enabled Windows Defender so I could do a full scan and see if there was anything that would show. (I primarily use MalwareBytes but I wanted to test windows...
  28. SierraArgo

    [SOLVED] Issues activating memory integrity

    So I have recently ran into a problem activating memory integrity for Windows 10. For one reason or another I had disabled it, and when I went to reactivate it, I was informed by a wonderfully vague notification that I have some form of incompatibility. I do not believe this to be the case...
  29. C

    Question Virus preventing some operations

    In the last few days my PC is totally unusable, I got some kind of virus on my PC which deleted my Antivirus, disabled Windows Defender, disabled Windows update, every time when I turn on my computer it probably starts to mine bitcoin because my GPU is much louder and it's usage is over 50%. I...
  30. M

    [SOLVED] Windows Defender \ Security missing

    Found out a couple of things, while messing with Windows Defender: 1) Windows Defender not found in Services View: 2) Windows Defender folder in Regedit is empty when there should be DisableAntiSpyware registry there View: 3) Clicking on...
  31. P

    Question Windows Defender closes immediately

    I'm trying to allow a false positive file download, but it's instantly blocked and windows defender is blocking it. When I try to open Windows Defender, It opens as if it was loading and then closes immediately.
  32. weybrew

    Question Unable to edit security settings

    I want to edit my Windows 10 security settings but it seems I'm blocked by "system management" and "administrator" restrictions (I have pics but I can't see how to attache them). My computer is a home computer on a simple LAN with 2 computers, ethernet connected. I read about the Administrator...
  33. A

    Question Pc wont detect multiple audio output

    Hello, I got a speaker and headphone. One day my friend come to my room and watch me play pubg, he want to hear what my teammate are talking about, but i need to use headphones to know where i got shoot from, so i tried to plug my headphone to the mobo 3,5mm jack and speaker to the front panel...
  34. F

    Question Confused on Asus ROG Crosshair VII memory

    Having asked / read a lot here, I am still confused / not sure on what the best combination will be. I have decided on: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII (wi-fi) motherboard Ryzen 7 2700X Gen 2 Dark base Pro 900 Rev 2 case Corsair RMx 750W PSU OR be quiet! - Straight Power 11 750 W 80+ Gold Sapphire -...
  35. B

    [SOLVED] New PC build, slow internet speeds

    Just built a new PC and noticed that my network speeds are pretty slow, considering my old one was getting way faster speeds. Specs: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I i7-8700K 16gb Corsair LPX RAM GTX 1080 FTW ISP - Google Fiber I noticed downloads were going slow, but was blaming Blizzard for that...
  36. E

    Question ive been putting this pc together and i need some help I need help making sure the parts work together and fixes if they dont.
  37. K

    [SOLVED] Is this a good build?

    I haven’t built a pc before and just looking for some reassurance that everything will fit together and work well Hardware I’m getting: Ryzen 5 2600 Gigabyte b450m ds3h Corsair vengeance lpx 16 gb (2x4) ddr4 3000 Kingston 480gb ssd Msi Radeon rx580 8gb Cooler master master box q300l micro...
  38. R

    [SOLVED] Is this a good mid-tier, prebuilt Pc? I'm pretty much a beginner in the PC gaming world, and saw this Cyberpower prebuild on Amazon. The reviews were pretty positive, and the specs look good (to my limited knowledge), but I've also...
  39. S

    Question Where can i get a get a Sata SSD smaller than a 2.5 drive?

    I want to get a small SATA ssd but i want it to be smaller than a 2.5 inch drive and i don't want to get a pci-e to m.2 adapter, i don't really care about storage size, 120 or 64gb is fine
  40. P

    Question New PC build problems

    So i just built this new PC i just got, the first problem i had was moving over a hard driver to the new build. for some reason the hard drive wasnt being registered by the new build. so i ended up reinstalling windows onto that hard drive, and I proceeded like i would getting a new computer...