NEEDING SERIOUS HELP: Windows Defender Has Removed an App???

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  1. Posts : 657
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       #61

    Berton said:
    Check the Details in WD and that result, will show the file it has been found in. Lots of times the 'infection' will be a low risk but could use the Quarantine or Remove or Allow choice, I use Quarantine until I can further check it out.
    Thanks!

    I selected "Allow" but I'm not sure if Windows Defender will change this to "Remove" and then I'd lose the app all over again...
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  2. Posts : 12,430
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       #62

    NiceAndShy said:
    Thanks!

    I selected "Allow" but I'm not sure if Windows Defender will change this to "Remove" and then I'd lose the app all over again...
    When using Allow you have to be extremely sure you need the infected program or can't find an alternate. Most times if the threat is classed as Low it's a PUA [Potentially Unwanted Application], used to see it with a different name of PUP [Potentially Unwanted Program] but with the advent of tablets, SmartPhones, etc., the use of the word of Programs has morphed into Applications. A couple of programs I like to use have that same problem but fortunately are also available as Portable, come as .zip files that decompress into a folder such as on a USB Thumb drive [hence the portability], no install necessary and seemingly not carrying excess baggage.
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  3. Posts : 657
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #63

    Thanks Berton!

    I'm just worried that 'Windows Defender' will delete the file... Is there any way to keep it set to "Allow" so the file doesn't get deleted?
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  4. Posts : 12,430
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #64

    That Allow is on the WD notification about Current Threats, look for a down arrow that gives the choices. I don't have any that I can capture for an example.
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  5. Posts : 657
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       #65

    Berton said:
    That Allow is on the WD notification about Current Threats, look for a down arrow that gives the choices. I don't have any that I can capture for an example.
    Thanks Berton!

    I just checked in Windows Defender and opened "Allowed Threats" and the file "Win32/iBryteInstaller" still appears, but is it possible for Windows Defender to delete it?

    It'd be great if I could copy this file from the USB HDD to my PC's internal HDD and be able to use Vuze again and not lose my torrents!
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  6. Posts : 1,568
    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT
       #66

    NiceAndShy said:
    Thanks Berton!

    I just checked in Windows Defender and opened "Allowed Threats" and the file "Win32/iBryteInstaller" still appears, but is it possible for Windows Defender to delete it?

    It'd be great if I could copy this file from the USB HDD to my PC's internal HDD and be able to use Vuze again and not lose my torrents!
    If it's allowed then Windows won't delete it. I think.
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  7. Posts : 11,401
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #67

    NiceAndShy said:
    I just checked in Windows Defender and opened "Allowed Threats" and the file "Win32/iBryteInstaller" still appears, but is it possible for Windows Defender to delete it?
    It'd be great if I could copy this file from the USB HDD to my PC's internal HDD and be able to use Vuze again and not lose my torrents!
    After restoring it, if necessary, and allowing it [in its proper full path as installed, not the copy on your USB], add it to WD exclusions.
    By the way, "Win32/iBryteInstaller" is not the file name but the name of the threat.
    The file path & name was shown when you had the dialog open to click on Allow.
    You will need the path & filename so you can put it in Exclusions
    Add or Remove Windows Defender Exclusions - TenForumsTutorials

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  8. Posts : 657
    Windows 10
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       #68

    RingTailCoon said:
    If it's allowed then Windows won't delete it. I think.
    Thanks so much for your input RingTailCoon!

    I just checked in 'Windows Defender' and "Win32/iBryteInstaller" is still on the 'Allowed' list.

    I really want to try and restore the Vuze App so I can re-check my torrents. Could someone please give me a clear explanation of how to do this?

    EDIT:
    The Coronavirus has really put extra strain my mental functions!
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  9. Posts : 1,568
    Windows 10 HOME 64-BIT
       #69

    NiceAndShy said:
    Thanks so much for your input RingTailCoon!

    I just checked in 'Windows Defender' and "Win32/iBryteInstaller" is still on the 'Allowed' list.

    I really want to try and restore the Vuze App so I can re-check my torrents. Could someone please give me a clear explanation of how to do this?

    EDIT:
    The Coronavirus has really put extra strain my mental functions!
    Thanks dude... But really? Do you REALLY REALLY REALLY want this on your poor PC? Look at what it can do, all the damage! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi...BryteInstaller
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  10. Posts : 11,401
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #70

    What have you Allowed? The Vuze app or that trojan?

    You need to add the Vuze app to your exclusions as I said before.

    Denis
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