Windows 10: Win32/MicTrayDebugger - very late detection by Defender

Discus and support Win32/MicTrayDebugger - very late detection by Defender in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Before reading this please note that I regularly update Windows defender and do full sweeps about every 6 months but it does an automated sweep... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by DeeShayman555, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Win32/MicTrayDebugger - very late detection by Defender


    Before reading this please note that I regularly update Windows defender and do full sweeps about every 6 months but it does an automated sweep regularly as well.

    From Microsoft via Defender (NB Dates back to 2017 and it seems that this issue was known about April 2017): "This threat is a flaw in an out-of-date Conexant HD Audio Driver installation that is pre-installed on some models of HP PCs. As part of debugging code that was accidently left in by Conexant, this outdated driver can log keystrokes."

    1. If the mictray keylogger has been in the code as part of the this HP notebook since I bought it (purchased in 2017) - why did Defender not detect it on previous sweeps as it was supposed to be updated then?

    2. Can it be added later and who would do that? Also is it an issue for my password use since 2017? I am going through and resetting as many as I can.

    NB: I have had an issue with a spam e-mail going to a friend of mine just this week - but I strongly suspect that could be due to Google email (hacked again?).

    :)
     
    DeeShayman555, Apr 24, 2019
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  2. MicTrayDebugger

    Windows Defender repeatedly quarantines the MicTrayDebugger Malware (or what it thinks is malware). Windows updates have apparently installed the updated drivers to remedy keylogger problems from the Conexant drivers on my HP laptop. I looked to make sure
    the MicTray.log doesn't exist in my users/Public folder. I've heard that Defender falsely detects MicTrayDebugger. Any ideas what I should do if it keeps quarantining MicTrayDebugger? Any idea when Defender might fix this situation?
     
    Jon McGrath, Apr 24, 2019
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  3. CarolLJ Win User
    MicTrayDebugger

    According to this info. on Microsoft's site, updated drivers solve the problem. You can download manually or get through Windows Updates. You can locate the link that applies to your OS.

    MonitoringTool: Win32/MicTrayDebugger
     
    CarolLJ, Apr 24, 2019
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  4. jbmcgrath Win User

    Win32/MicTrayDebugger - very late detection by Defender

    MicTrayDebugger

    Thanks, and yes, I had already updated the drivers and double checked the update logs to make sure the new drivers were installed. They were, on May 18th. I even tried manually updating the drivers from HP side as the link suggested. Still, Windows defender
    keeps flagging MicTrayDebugger.
     
    jbmcgrath, Apr 24, 2019
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