Windows 10: Windows Defender can't delete a Potentially Unwanted App

Discus and support Windows Defender can't delete a Potentially Unwanted App in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have Deleted the files. from download folder and the temp folder but still the status is showing active. and in actions there is no option to delete... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Arpit Singh Gautam, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. Windows Defender can't delete a Potentially Unwanted App


    I have Deleted the files. from download folder and the temp folder but still the status is showing active. and in actions there is no option to delete it.

    :)
     
    Arpit Singh Gautam, Aug 4, 2022
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  2. Brink Win User

    Potentially unwanted apps will now be blocked by default in Windows

    Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-a17e0ab6289e

    Enable or Disable Microsoft Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Potentially Unwanted App Protection in Microsoft Edge
     
    Brink, Aug 4, 2022
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  3. Quexos Win User
    Potentially unwanted apps will now be blocked by default in Windows

    Potentially unwanted apps = System Restore, Defender, Edge, Skype, Candy Crush, Cortana, Windows Maps, News, etc. etc. etc.

    Something tells me none of these will not be "blocked".
     
    Quexos, Aug 4, 2022
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  4. Windows Defender can't delete a Potentially Unwanted App

    Potentially unwanted apps will now be blocked by default in Windows

    Would that it were that simple. Here's what I see in App & browser control

    Windows Defender can't delete a Potentially Unwanted App [​IMG]


    And when I click Review

    Windows Defender can't delete a Potentially Unwanted App [​IMG]


    As you can see, it doesn't show the name of the app it wants to block.
     
    Sidecar Bob, Aug 4, 2022
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