SOLVED Windows Defender false threat on Windows 10


Joined
May 15, 2019
Messages
38
Reaction score
2
Windows Defender has found a false threat for exceutable file 'xxx.exe' on my computer and periodically removes this file when I try to use it. It claims in its "Threat Blocked" report that the file has 'Trojan:Script/Wacatac.B!ml'. Most amazingly when I run a custom scan on this file it says "0 threats found", but it will still remove the file periodically when I try to use it even if this removal does not happen each time I use it. Obviously Windows Defender is wrong. How can I tell Windows Defender that 'xxx.exe' is not a threat so it will stop periodically removing it ? If not possible how can I just turn off Windows Defender checking for viruses for executable files completely ?
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Apr 22, 2017
Messages
4,986
Reaction score
639
Hi eldiener,

open Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings > Add or remove exclusions and give it the path to the .exe file and add it!. :):):)

1608841339747.png
 
Joined
Oct 26, 2016
Messages
1,981
Reaction score
586
Sorry, I was just curious as I have been in that situation with a file named poweriso.exe (I knew it was not a virus as I have used that app for years)
 
Joined
May 15, 2019
Messages
38
Reaction score
2
Sorry, I was just curious as I have been in that situation with a file named poweriso.exe (I knew it was not a virus as I have used that app for years)
No problem. Wolfie had the solution which makes Windows Defender ignore what you want it to ignore.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Jan 4, 2021
Messages
20
Reaction score
0
On your Windows 10 device, open the Windows Security app. Select Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings. Under Exclusions, select Add or remove exclusions. Select + Add an exclusion, and specify its type (File, Folder, File type, or Process).
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top