Microsoft fixes 5 year old Windows Defender bug


  1. Posts : 23,804
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4651 (x64) [22H2]
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    Microsoft fixes 5 year old Windows Defender bug


    Microsoft fixes 5 year old Windows Defender bug that affected Firefox's performance

    gHacks article...

    Microsoft has fixed a bug in Windows Defender that was leading to high CPU usage when Firefox was open. It only took the company 5 years to fix the issue.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Mike - Interesting. Thanks for posting about it.

    Others might like to note that they need take no particular action to get the fix. Windows security will update with the fix during its routine updates [what we commonly think of as its malware definition updates also include updates to the platform itself].
    The updated, bug-fixed version is 4.18.2302 and is shown in
    Windows security,
    Settings,
    About,
    Antimalware Client Version


    All the best,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 1,908
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #3

    Try3 said:
    The updated, bug-fixed version is 4.18.2302 and is shown in
    Windows security,
    Settings,
    About,
    Antimalware Client Version
    Or, from a PowerShell console: (Get-MpComputerStatus).AMServiceVersion

    Microsoft fixes 5 year old Windows Defender bug-antimalware_client_version.png

    Or just Get-MpComputerStatus to get version info about all Windows Defender components.

    See Manage Windows Defender using PowerShell for more info.

    Hope this helps...
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    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    Hmm. A more important question would be...

    Why did it take Microsoft 5 years?

    Possible answer is that all their forums and Feedback Hub are practically useless with no direct channel to the developers.
    Anything that they do is what Microsoft wants, on their timetable - they think that they know the customer best!

    They need a bug/feature request submission system that is ticketed, tracked and responded to by trained development employees that can filter out the fluff and make real changes!
    Sometimes, it is the fault of 3rd party applications. They need to be held responsible as well.

    IMHO, Linux (as a whole) has a much more responsive community. In addition, Linux is not weighed down by crap applications and other nonsense.

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