Win Defender not clearing threats


  1. Posts : 154
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
       #1

    Win Defender not clearing threats


    I've been using Win Defender on Win Version 2004 for some time. It recently has had strange behavior.

    I ran a full scan and Defender identified several Potentially Unwanted Programs. They were mainly freeware program installation files. I clicked my chosen action for each but there was no indication that anything happened. I then looked for the identified files in File Explorer and manually deleted them. Nonetheless, Defender continued to identify the threat.

    After manually deleting all the identified threats, I ran Defender again and the same threats were still identified even though the programs had been deleted.

    I searched here and Google for this symptom but didn't find anything.

    Any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 6,677
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #2

    It scans it's own history and identifies remediated threats for some reason. Read here to clear history.

    pua.win32 priform bundler
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  3. Posts : 154
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you


    Thank you for the link. That solved the problem.

    Just a small rant at Microsoft. What a stupid design decision! This caused me to waste hours of my time trying to fix what appeared to be a problem but wasn't!

    Nonetheless, thank you Callender for the solution.
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