Windows 10: After regular scan, one now two potential threats, "low"

Discus and support After regular scan, one now two potential threats, "low" in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; There was one for a few weeks that I did what I could to remove, now there are two. I thought my windows 10 would just get rid of them, but no ?... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by sarome, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. sarome Win User

    After regular scan, one now two potential threats, "low"


    There was one for a few weeks that I did what I could to remove, now there are two. I thought my windows 10 would just get rid of them, but no ?

    :)
     
    sarome, Jan 26, 2021
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  2. Potential Threats on pc?

    Defender did a quick scan and said I had a potential threat to my pc? What does that mean and what should I do about it, does anyone have any suggestions?
     
    RosemaryHodges, Jan 26, 2021
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  3. Le Boule Win User
    potential threat

    Full scan or Quick scan? FWIW, I never run a full scan unless I think I've had a major "malware encounter."

    I assume you are receiving a message that reads “Preliminary scan results show that malicious or potentially unwanted software might exist on your system. You can review detected items when the scan has completed.”

    The key word is “might.”

    That means when the scan was finished the Windows Defender program determined that the software or file in question was not malware.

    If no items were quarantined and/or listed in All Detected Items, I'd just ignore the message you saw during the scan.

    But if you keep receiving it on a "regular basis" suggest scan your computer with one or more of the following (free) independent scanners.

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit: Как обнаружить и удалить угрозы с помощью Emsisoft Emergency Kit | Emsisoft | Security Blog

    ESET Online Scanner:

    Malware Protection & Internet Security

    Malwarebytes Free (14 day free trial): Malwarebytes Download - Free Virus Scan & Virus Protection Tool

    Regards...

    http://blog.emsisoft.com/2015/01/27/top-10-ways-pups-sneak-onto-your-computer-and-how-to-avoid-them/

    Tips To Protect Your PC
     
    Le Boule, Jan 26, 2021
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  4. After regular scan, one now two potential threats, "low"

    potential threat

    Full scan or Quick scan? FWIW, I never run a full scan unless I think I've had a major "malware encounter."

    I assume you are receiving a message that reads “Preliminary scan results show that malicious or potentially unwanted software might exist on your system. You can review detected items when the scan has completed.”

    The key word is “might.”

    That means when the scan was finished the Windows Defender program determined that the software or file in question was not malware.

    If no items were quarantined and/or listed in All Detected Items, I'd just ignore the message you saw during the scan.

    But if you keep receiving it on a "regular basis" suggest scan your computer with one or more of the following (free) independent scanners.

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit: Как обнаружить и удалить угрозы с помощью Emsisoft Emergency Kit | Emsisoft | Security Blog

    ESET Online Scanner:

    Malware Protection & Internet Security

    Malwarebytes Free (14 day free trial): Malwarebytes Download - Free Virus Scan & Virus Protection Tool

    Regards...

    Top 10 Ways PUPs Sneak Onto Your Computer. And How To Avoid Them. | Emsisoft | Security Blog

    Tips To Protect Your PC

    I scanned with them, and it found nothing, but windows Defender still comes up with it every time.
     
    Kim Lattimer, Jan 26, 2021
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