Windows 10: Windows defender repeatedly shows the same threat over and over after taking action

Discus and support Windows defender repeatedly shows the same threat over and over after taking action in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello microsoft team, Recently windows defender detected Trojan:Win32/Access!rfn on my PC. After I clicked on Start Action, it is notifying the same... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by ArnabPati, Sep 17, 2020 at 12:02 AM.

  1. ArnabPati Win User

    Windows defender repeatedly shows the same threat over and over after taking action


    Hello microsoft team,

    Recently windows defender detected Trojan:Win32/Access!rfn on my PC. After I clicked on Start Action, it is notifying the same threat everytime. I even deleted the infected file after going in the location in the threat details. But still, it shows the same threat over and over. Please help me

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  2. Defender finds a threat but doesn't take action

    I ran a full scan and defender seems to have found a threat but when I say to fix it, it runs forever saying it is "taking action on the threats". When I select "See threat results" it shows no threats. Did it or not find a threat?
     
    RobertBennett1, Sep 17, 2020 at 12:03 AM
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  3. 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?
     
  4. David S. Win User

    Windows defender repeatedly shows the same threat over and over after taking action

    Windows Defender found one threat, but won't allow me to take action

    My Windows 10 x64 pro is up to date, at build 1809. Every once a while, the defender program will notify me that it has found a threat. But it does not say what exactly is the threat, nor does it allow me to take any action. In addition, the threat history shows empty list.

    Virus threat protection


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    Threat History


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    Full threat history


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