Windows 10: Windows defender found PUA

Discus and support Windows defender found PUA in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; A weird question but anyway I have F-secure installed. I know that Windows Defender does not work with F-secure. But I did a full scan of my... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by JT7667, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. JT7667 Win User

    Windows defender found PUA


    A weird question but anyway


    I have F-secure installed. I know that Windows Defender does not work

    with F-secure. But I did a full scan of my computer with Windows

    Defender because I got a blue screen earlier and wanted to do a scan

    with another program too just in case.




    Background:

    I was using Microsoft Edge on a website some that might have suspicious

    adds but I never clicked on anything and the page has always been safe

    when I don't click on any adds and I have F-secure installed so I have

    never been worried. I had exited the "website with adds" and I was

    simply typing something to google search box when suddenly my PC's mouse

    stopped moving, Keyboard stopped working and my PC crashed to a blue

    screen and gave me some kind of memory error it was maybe Memory

    management or something else I can't remember the exact one. I don't

    know if being on that one website could be connected to this blue screen

    or if it was simply an error out of nowhere which my pc has never got

    before in the over 2 years I have had it.




    If my PC is fine and nothing is wrong I'll still never visit any website

    with "too" many adds again AV installed or not.






    Windows Defender keeps telling me about PUA: Win32/NetFilter




    Location:

    containerfile: C:\Recovery\Customizations\usmt.ppkg

    file: C:\Recovery\Customizations\usmt.ppkg->\ICB\MachineSpecific\File\C$\Program Files x86\ASUS\GameFirst IV\Driver\tdi\i386\netfilter2.sys




    file: C:\Recovery\Customizations\usmt.ppkg->\ICB\MachineSpecific\File\C$\Windows\System32\drivers\netfilter2.sys




    Now when I pressed delete it "spins around"/does the process for a long

    time then it is gone and says that there are no current threats.

    When I restart my computer or do another scan with Windows Defender it

    gives the same PUA notification again.




    F-secure scan does not find anything.






    I can't find the folder where the supposed PUA is located at.




    Also does Malware bytes work with F-secure installed? I did a scan

    with it too and it at least didn't find anything either.




    I would just want some clarification...is my PC safe? PUA is not a virus

    according to Microsoft support and it is not harmful they told me

    this.

    Is this true? Do I not need to worry about this notification? I just

    cancelled the Windows Defender scan last time it saw the supposed PUA

    again. But I'm still worried if it still exists. Is here some kind of

    way to be sure that it no longer exists without needing to disable

    F-secure in order to Windows Defender to maybe work properly?




    This is really confusing because like I said earlier I know that Windows

    Defender does not work with F-secure so I can't even see protection

    history and I don't know if the delete option got rid of the program or

    not. And like I said earlier F-secure never notified me about the/any

    PUAs.




    I'm just really paranoid about this. Even if the other scans don't find

    anything and even if Windows Defender finds something are my PC and

    accounts safe?

    I need to confirm this...otherwise I will not feel safe using my PC

    anymore. I don't want to reset my whole PC and I have a lot of important

    files but no back ups.




    Help is greatly appreciated!




    My questions in short for clarification:




    1. Windows Defender full scan keeps finding PUA but other AV scans

    don't. Does this mean that I'm safe?




    2. Does Windows Defender do the "delete" option even with F-secure

    installed? And even if it does not is the program still gone since

    F-secure has not notified me about it?




    3. Is the notification fine to ignore since the other scan don't find

    it?




    4. Is PUA really not harmful? It is not a virus? It won't do any damage

    to my PC or privacy?




    5. Why can't I find the location where the program is located at? I'm

    not sure I have hidden files shown or not...they should be but I'm not

    sure.




    Once again help and opinions/suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
    JT7667, Dec 1, 2020
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  2. dencal Win User
    Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10  


    Hi Shawn
    For some reason Powershell suggestion in this tut does not work on my computer, though your REG File does.
    This in on Build 1703....see attachments.


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    dencal, Dec 1, 2020
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  3. Bree Win User

    Windows defender found PUA

    Windows Defender PUA Protection

    You shouldn't need 3rd-party apps to enable PUA protection. See this tutorial for how to enable it yourself.

    Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10
     
    Bree, Dec 1, 2020
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