Defender REMOVE option does nothing


  1. Posts : 2,935
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #1

    Defender REMOVE option does nothing


    Good day.

    Trying to cleanup an infected usb external driver, using the REMOVE option from Defender does just nothing. After rescanning virus comes up again. I thought remove was meant for delete/destroy infected files.

    Ideas?
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  2. Posts : 1,026
    Win10 Version 21H2 19044.1645
       #2

    Did you Restart the system after selecting Remove ?

    Also, may want to try a WD offline scan. If all fail, try ESET or another AV.
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  3. Posts : 2,935
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I did not restart. I will try your suggestions, thank you.
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  4. Posts : 6,832
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #4

    Are you sure that it's not actually scanning it's own history?

    Win Defender not clearing threats

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...d-c6059c8e0828
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  5. Posts : 2,935
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Good day.

    Nope. I have tried another run. Move to quarantine and remove from quarantine doesn't do anything even if restarting in between. I ended up manually deleting those infected files with Total Commander.

    I am pretty fed up with Defender's crappy interface and Windows newer interfaces nowadays.
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