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        woody
        Da Boss

        Report out this morning from Günter Born: It appears as if Microsoft has released a new version of Windows Defender that fixes the “Items skipped duri
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        b
        AskWoody Plus

        Confirmed after updating to Antimalware Client Version 4.18.2003.8 this morning: No false “Items skipped” warning after a quick scan.

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

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        MikeMc
        AskWoody Lounger

        This explains why my servers (2019) are generating 100’s of installation errors on KB4052623 since yesterday.

        Server-2019-AV-Platform-Failure-2

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        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        same here. no Items Skipped” messages after updating the Windows Defender antimalware client to v4.18.2003.8 manually with KB4052623 3/24/2020 release from MS Catalog

        need to be using Win10 versions between v1607 to most recent releases (1903/1909/2004) in order to install KB4052623

      • #2210791 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        So 10’s Defender will automatically update itself with a “Working” Fix along with whatever new virus definition updates. But I’ll wait a few more days as I’ve been keeping my Windows 10(1809) Home laptop offline anyways waiting for DEFCON3 or above. I did have it online to get Defender updates about one week ago as my new laptop’s third party AV trial had expired and I needed to update Defender’s virus/other definitions after Defender took over when I uninstalled the third part AV trial software.

        I’ve had no issues with Defender but have only used its once as the laptop 10/1809-Home laptop mostly been used while offline.

      • #2210803 Reply
        MikeMc
        AskWoody Lounger

        Fixed now on my servers.

        I use O&O ShutUp10 to eliminate telemetry being sent to Microsoft. Fortunately I made an ‘OEM’ profile before making changes as to what is being sent to Microsoft.

        I reverted back to the ‘OEM’ profile and the KB4052623 update was successfully install on both servers after a reboot. Apparently, no telemetry, no av platform updates, at least on the servers.

        No problem on my Windows 10.1809 machines.

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