Windows 10: Windows Defender History

Discus and support Windows Defender History in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Just a little while ago Defender reported it detected something severe. I should have noted the file and location, but in my haste I did not. I asked... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by smalltown, May 4, 2021 at 7:22 AM.

  1. smalltown Win User

    Windows Defender History


    Just a little while ago Defender reported it detected something severe. I should have noted the file and location, but in my haste I did not. I asked Defender to remove the offending file. When I saw it classed it as severe I just started running scans. Malwarebytes (free edition), and a Windows quick scan found nothing. A few minutes later same thing. This time I downloaded the latest MS Security Scanner It found nada. I was hoping there was a history log so could look back at what the file name and location was, but cannot find any place to view that. I did follow Brink's method of going to view protection, but it shows no recent actions, and I do not see any filter option on my screen to open a log file. Any thoughts ? Windows 10 20H2 19042.964

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  2. Zehlewi Win User

    Clearing Windows Defender history

    Hey, what you need to do is so simple, just follow the steps below exactly in order:
    1. Turn OFF Real-time Protection
    2. Turn OFF Cloud-delivered Protection
    3. Go to this folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scans\History\Service
    4. Delete the contents in the folder
    5. Turn ON Real-time Protection
    6. Turn ON Cloud-delivered Protection
    That's it... Now check protection History, it's empty.
    Done!
     
  3. vicf1 Win User
    Clear Windows Security Center (Defender) Protection History

    Did not work for me. After going through all steps I still have protection history full
     
  4. Time Lady Win User

    Windows Defender History

    Windows defender protection history is missing

    Hi, have you had any other help yet?

    I have another suggestion, check under filter to see what’s set, if there’s a show all then select that.

    See if anything is listed under here:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scans\History\Service

    Defender will automatically remove entries after 30 days anyway so unless you’re checking regularly there may be 0 entries shown due to this.
     
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