Windows 10: windows defender says problem app but no other info

Discus and support windows defender says problem app but no other info in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello, I am on Windows 10 (2004) and Windows defender has had a yellow triangle warning on it a few days. It says, "Reputation-based... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Brandon11, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Brandon11 Win User

    windows defender says problem app but no other info


    Hello, I am on Windows 10 (2004) and Windows defender has had a yellow triangle warning on it a few days. It says, "Reputation-based protection...Potentially unwanted app found. Your device may perform poorly". When I click the Review button it says, "no recent actions". I don't want to click dismiss yet, or until I know everything is ok. I've scanned my laptop with McAfee and no problems found so I'm confused and decided to ask in here is anyone knew how to check out what Windows Defender is talking about? Thanks.

    :)
     
    Brandon11, Jun 29, 2020
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    José Antonio Pontón Posada CEO, Jun 29, 2020
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    Installing Apps on Windows 10 Has Windows Defender Finding Malware

    Hi Tommy,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.


    • Is this issue specific to third party apps?
    I would suggest you to open Windows defender and add exclusions and check if it helps. Follow the steps to add exclusions in windows Defender.


    • Type Windows defender settings in the search bar and press enter

    • Under Exclusions click on Add Exclusion
    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Arul_D, Jun 29, 2020
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  4. windows defender says problem app but no other info

    Windows Defender problem

    Hi Ernst,

    To troubleshoot this issue, we suggest that you check the Windows Defender service if it's running. If you are using a third party spyware/malware program, it may disable the Windows Defender service. To do this, please follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows + R key.
    • Type services.msc.
    • Right-click Windows Defender service and click
      Start.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Rafael Com, Jun 29, 2020
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