Defender found Theats Question


  1. Posts : 1,439
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
       #1

    Defender found Theats Question


    Hello All

    Went into Panic mode last night, after seeing Found Threats in Defender change from 0 Found Threats to -7438

    Checked with MRT.exe
    Malwarebytes Free
    ADW Cleaner

    Nothing found by any other program, System running perfectly fine--(Just Started using Defender full time after clean install of 1809 on October 3rd)
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  2. Posts : 27,414
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
       #2

    Could be a definition of what a threat is.

    Norton considers tracking cookies as threats, not sure I would categorize as threat or nuisance.

    Was defender able to clear?
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  3. Posts : 1,439
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Problem is i looked in Quarantine, Allowed Threats--and it showed Nothing there, even checked event viewer--Nothing, then ran MRT, Malwarebytes, ADW Cleaner, before finally saying forget this and reinstalled Avast Free, Ran boot scan with that--nothing found. False positive? error with it, i have no idea
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  4. Posts : 27,414
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
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    I don't think tracking cookies get quarantined.

    I run Norton with Defender, Norton with SAS, Defender alone and just removed Bitdefender to test something.

    All have been very good but I wouldn't be a good test case, nor would other informed users.

    I don't click on attachments, I don't follow unknown links, I don't go to sites that pirate stuff and I think three times before I click on a link in a google search.

    Glad you found a solution that works.
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  5. Posts : 1,439
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
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       #5

    Same here, as i was like what can't be infected, i only visit a few sites, game the same games, don't really google search, just use bing, and about it.
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  6. Posts : 3,446
       #6

    WD has the highest false positive rate in the known Universe!

    It's something you are going to have to live with - they went from one extreme to the next.

    BTW See how poorly it's coded (definitions aside)

    Defender found Theats Question-capture.jpg

    The devil is in the detail....(Why have AV listed under firewall and wrongly at that?... makes no sense)
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  7. Posts : 11,280
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #7

    Superfly said:
    WD has the highest false positive rate in the known Universe!
    WD has a better than average false positive rate according to AV-test.org - see the latest test results [under the heading Usability].

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 1,439
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
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       #8

    Yeah, well might just stick with Avast Free lol, i went into panic mode when saw -7438 Threats found on that screen


    Wonder if my settings was reason for that issue, as I used Andy Ful's Configure Defender x64 little applet and did the following settings

    Pup protection on

    Cloud protection High

    time for scan of that 50s


    ASR protection rules added
    email and web client one

    and java script and vbs setting was another


    did same on laptop machine that is still on Defender for now til I load it up and swap that one to Avast Free as well lol, might be as soon as tomorrow lol. If I decide to keep using Defender on Laptop and Maybe Switch Desktop back possibly, what is the proper advanced protection settings
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