Windows 10: Windows Defender finds 1 threat almost every scan.

Discus and support Windows Defender finds 1 threat almost every scan. in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; When ever I run a quick scan, windows defender says it found 1 threat and took action, but there is nothing in protection history. If I run it straight... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Saihaan Habib, May 4, 2021.

  1. Windows Defender finds 1 threat almost every scan.


    When ever I run a quick scan, windows defender says it found 1 threat and took action, but there is nothing in protection history. If I run it straight after it took action, it finds no threats. But if I run it again after that it finds one threat and takes action, but again there is nothing in protection history. I then tried a free trial of Malwarebytes premium and it found no threats at all, so how can I fix this issue?

    :)
     
    Saihaan Habib, May 4, 2021
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  2. Zackary Win User

    Windows Defender keeps taking action on nonexistent threats on nonexistent scans

    I have a laptop (Dell Inspiron 3541) running Windows 10 v1803. Recently, I have been getting notifications from Windows Defender saying threats were found and removed on scnas that didn't happen.

    Some of the notifications are:

    and

    When I go to Windows Defender, it doesn't show any threats found - nor does it even show a recent scan. For example, I got one of the above notifications today, and this is what Windows Defender showed.


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    I tried running a scan, but the ETA was 4 hours, then 20, then 70, and still kept going up.

    Is there a way I can find out what the "threats" are? Or make it stop sending these unnecessary notifications?
     
    Zackary, May 4, 2021
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  3. Ashton Win User
    Suppress "Windows Defender Antivirus did not find any threats..." notification on Windows 10

    You can turn off Enhanced Notifications for Windows Defender:

    1. Press Windows + i.
    2. Click Update & Security.
    3. From the Update & security sidebar, click Windows Defender.
    4. Scroll to the Enhanced notifications section and select No.

    If you do not see Enhanced notifications as an option (likely because you are running Windows 10 15042 or newer), include the following additional steps:

    1. Click Open Windows Defender Security Center.
    2. Click Virus & threat protection.
    3. Scroll down and click Change notification settings.
    4. Turn off Receive recent activity and scan results.

    This will turn of successful updates and only notify you critical events.
     
    Ashton, May 4, 2021
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  4. Windows Defender finds 1 threat almost every scan.

    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, May 4, 2021
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