• Microsoft Defender scan report?

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    #2500912

    A local (NOT offline) Microsoft Defender [Full scan] found 1 threat.

    How and where do I find out what threat it is, and what its filename is?

    See attached screenshot.

    2022-11-25_141628

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    • #2500942

      I haven’t yet tried it (no Defender) but there’s a PowerShell cmdlet that should do this:

      1. *Right*-click on Start then choose Windows PowerShell (Admin).

      2. When the console opens, enter the following command:

      Get-MpThreatDetection

      See here for more info about the Get-MpThreatDetection cmdlet.

      Hope this helps…

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      • #2500981

        Hope this helps…

        Yes, it did, a lot. 

        The Powershell (as administrator) command Get-MpThreatDetection led me straight to the answer and the solution to the threat.

        In a folder exclusively for installers, I had a forgotten folder for an nVidia Uninstaller (obviously NOT running, just dormant). See the Powershell screenshot.

        If ever the need arises, I can download that uninstaller from nVidia again, so now I had no qualms deleting the offending folder.

        Microsoft Defender found no threats any more. 

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      Windows Security — Protection History:

      View Windows Security Protection History in Windows 11

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1194 + Microsoft 365/Edge

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      • #2500984

        Windows Security — Protection History:

        I’ve known of Protection History all along, but it was no help. It showed “No recent actions“.

        I guess because it reports only on active threats, not on inactive dormant bytes.

        Thanks for your willingness to help, though.

        1 Desktop W11
        1 Laptop W10
        Both tweaked to look, behave and feel like Windows 95
    • #2500985

      Thank you, guys!

      Henceforth I shan’t have the corresponding nightmare any more. 

      1 Desktop W11
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      Both tweaked to look, behave and feel like Windows 95
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