Microsoft released a patch that caused Defender to give false alarms

by nativetechdoctor

Microsoft Defender was recently reported to be mistaken in identifying malicious files that confuse users.

According to WindowsCentral, many users around the world software Microsoft Defender have issued a warning about the virus threat, but this is a false alarm.

On Reddit, many people were alarmed when they received a threat notification from Microsoft Defender, worth mentioning that it kept appearing even though it was blocked.

The threat in the message from Microsoft Defender warning “Behavior: Win32/Hive.ZY” is listed as severe. However, after taking corrective action, the above message still pops up every 20 seconds.

In the design of the program, threats are recorded from suspicious behavior, from which the software will perform blocking of malicious files. However, according to the Microsoft Support forum, this finding was a false alarm, which the Microsoft Defender database incorrectly reported.

An expert said on the forum that this error comes from all Chromium and Electron-based applications like WhatsApp, Discord, Spotify… Intelligence version 1.373.1518.0 for Microsoft Defender Antivirus with codename KB2267602.

support forum Microsoft, the Defender team said it has investigated this bug and released the updated version 1.373.1537.0. Windows 10 and 11 users need to check and download the latest update.

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