Windows 10: Can't clear Windows Defender history Solved

  1.    11 May 2017 #1

    Can't clear Windows Defender history


    Hi, Windows defender found many viruses (false-positif that i'm sure) and I accepted them in Defender, but then i tried to clear history to be sure i'm note deleting theses 2 false-positif but it just won't clear.. Is that normal ? Am i the only one with this issue ?

    Using Windows 10 Pro 64Bits on CU update (15063.296)

    Sorry for the attachments my windows is in turkish but i'm trying to showing that it's still there
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 May 2017 #2

    tlf55 said: View Post
    ... i tried to clear history ... it just won't clear.. Is that normal ? Am i the only one with this issue ?
    To clear history you have to click Yes on the UAC prompt. You have apparently set UAC to 'Never notify' so don't get the UAC prompt. Without a UAC prompt Defender won't clear the history (I've tested it). Turn your UAC back on and you will be able to clear the history.

    As you obviously have UAC turned off, are you really sure these are false positives? With no UAC you are at high risk of picking up some nasty things! For your own protection, turn UAC on and leave it on.
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  3.    12 May 2017 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    To clear history you have to click Yes on the UAC prompt. You have apparently set UAC to 'Never notify' so don't get the UAC prompt. Without a UAC prompt Defender won't clear the history (I've tested it). Turn your UAC back on and you will be able to clear the history.

    As you obviously have UAC turned off, are you really sure these are false positives? With no UAC you are at high risk of picking up some nasty things! For your own protection, turn UAC on and leave it on.
    Actually i have UAC enabled so it's not that but after 2 reboot of the computer i finally managed to clear the history, i still don't know why it didn't clear the first time cause i didn't do anything between these reboot..

    Thanks for the help anyway
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