Windows 10: Windows Defender finding threats but cant remove them

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  1. Windows Defender finding threats but cant remove them


    Hey everyone, i noticed that my pc was acting up so I did a bit of digging, and saw that windows defender saw a few threats, I then do a scan, try to take actions, whatever, but to no avail.

    Then I tried other antiviruses, malwarebytes, emsisoft, ESET, MSERT, But again, found nothing.

    Now whenever I click on the "app and browser control" button in defender the window crashes, and im sure the malware is causing it.

    before anyone asks, I tried using MSERT and Malwarebytes in safe mode. And yes im on the latest version of windows

    I should also mention that when installing another antimalware program, I can't see the threats in windows defender as it goes off of what the antivirus software sees

    if anyone has any idea of what I should do that would be amazing

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    /u/NothinSpecialHereBru, Nov 12, 2020
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  2. WINDOWS DEFENDER IS NOT REMOVING THREATS

    I'm having a problem with Windows Defender the threats found after I ran a full scan that last maybe around 10 hours cannot be removed by windows defender. I selected the remove option and it shows processing but after a while
    the threats are still listed and active. I already ran a offline scan and a quick scan but neither fix the problem.

    I already ran a secure boot and see if third-party apps are causing the problem but nothing works the threats are still listed and active. I checked the location of the file and manually deleted it even on my recycle bin but
    the threats are still there and labeled as active. This very annoying. I think this is an error in the windows defender part because I installed Malwarebytes and ran a full scan which took a couple of hours and found nothing because like I've said I have deleted
    the file location where the threats are.
     
    lelouch.lamperouge, Nov 12, 2020
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  3. WINDOWS DEFENDER IS NOT REMOVING THREATS

    Hello Paul,

    Thanks for providing the link and trying to help me but it doesn't do the job. I ran the safety scanner for a full scan and it took almost 10 hours and didn't find any threats, but the list on windows defender about threats is still there and it shows active.
    I don't know if that's a bug or what I'm done doing a clean boot and restart my computer after the safety scanner finished scanning but the threats are still listed there. Very annoying.

    I'm thinking of removing it manually but I don't know-how. I tried to remove it by cleaning the log files where it stores the protection history but I think the listed threats were stored in another location.
     
    lelouch.lamperouge, Nov 12, 2020
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  4. Windows Defender finding threats but cant remove them

    Windows Defender isn't removing some of the threats

    Defender notified me about 2 PUA's and I took the suggested action of removing them, but after I click on remove, it doesn't go. It shows that the threats are active. I uninstalled and removed the folder and the files/software which were affected but the
    threats are still there. The threats which I am getting are PUA:Win32/Presenoker and App:Cheat_Engine_BundleInstaller. I need some suggestions on how can I remove those completely.
     
    AshishChavan_15, Nov 12, 2020
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