How to prevent popup "Threats found" from Defender? Partial (!) disabl


  1. Posts : 74
    Win10
       #1

    How to prevent popup "Threats found" from Defender? Partial (!) disabl


    Sometimes when I copy large directory trees a popup from Windows Defender appears in the lower right corner telling me:

    Virus & threat protection
    Threats found
    Windows Defender Antivirus found treats. Get Details

    A bell rings and the copy operation of this file is aborted.

    How can I limit the warning output/action of Windows Defender?

    If a threat is found:

    - NO popup should appear
    - NO bell should ring
    - The copy operation should NOT be aborted

    However I DO NOT want to completely disable Windows Defender:

    The number of found threats in the tiny icon in SysTray should still be increased by 1.
    Furthermore I still want to be able to initiate a manual (!) scan over a dir tree by selecting "Scan with Windows Defender" from context menu of File Explorer.

    How can I achieve this?

    Thank you
    Peter
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 34,863
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Furthermore I still want to be able to initiate a manual (!) scan over a dir tree by selecting "Scan with Windows Defender" from context menu of File Explorer.
    Hi, this tutorial from
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index
    may help.
    Add Windows Defender context menu in Windows 10

    There are many others on Defender there- feel free to search or see the
    Related Tutorials
    section

    That this happens at all:
    Sometimes when I copy large directory trees a popup from Windows Defender appears in the lower right corner telling me:

    Virus & threat protection
    Threats found
    suggests something's not sound in the way your AV protection is set up, as this should have been detected previously. e.g. real time protection is not operating - if the files are on an internal disk, that is.

    Are they on an external medium? USB disk/network e.g?
      My Computers


 

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