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defender results??

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Postby mutantpoodle » September 16th, 2020, 10:37 am

i run defender regualrly
last night nd this morning it has reported

''this app has been blocked'' and shows a 'low' risk

but it doesnt tell me which app...or what it is
so I have no way to get rid of it

surely there must be a way to ensure i rid myself totlly and not rely on 'low' risk blocking??

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Re: defender results??

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Postby ReformedCharacter » September 16th, 2020, 11:19 am

mutantpoodle wrote:i run defender regualrly
last night nd this morning it has reported

''this app has been blocked'' and shows a 'low' risk

but it doesnt tell me which app...or what it is
so I have no way to get rid of it

surely there must be a way to ensure i rid myself totlly and not rely on 'low' risk blocking??

Which version of Windows are you using?

RC

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Re: defender results??

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Postby mc2fool » September 16th, 2020, 11:44 am

mutantpoodle wrote:i run defender regualrly
last night nd this morning it has reported

''this app has been blocked'' and shows a 'low' risk

but it doesnt tell me which app...or what it is

Click on it (the "this app has been blocked").

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Re: defender results??

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Postby Breelander » September 16th, 2020, 1:01 pm

mutantpoodle wrote:i run defender regualrly
last night nd this morning it has reported

''this app has been blocked'' and shows a 'low' risk

but it doesnt tell me which app...or what it is
so I have no way to get rid of it


I'll assume you are using a recent version of Windows 10 (1903/1909/2004).

Open Windows Security and click on 'Virus & threat protection'. Click the 'Protection history' link. You will see your 'This app has been blocked' in the list, click on it (if asked by UAC 'do you want this app to make changes' click Yes). It will expand to tell you what was detected, it's status (eg quarantined), a 'learn more' link that will open your browser at the description of the threat in Microsoft's malware encyclopedia, and an Actions button.

Having read about the threat, choose an appropriate action (eg Remove, Allow).

As an example, this is the 'learn more' for a 'low risk' threat that my system recently detected:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/th ... tid=277517

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Re: defender results??

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Postby mutantpoodle » September 16th, 2020, 1:46 pm

when i did that nothing happened, either left or right click had no result

I just ran scan again to verify but this time nothing found....so it seems its 'cured' the issue

I shall follow your advice next time I have that situation

many thanks


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