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  • Windows Defender False Positives?

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      • #2019887
        RetiredGeek
        AskWoody MVP

        Hey Y’all,

        Yesterday I got this:

        Virus-in-lnk-file
        Actually I got 3 of them. They are all shortcut files that I created. I scanned again with Defender and got the same thing. I scanned with Malwarebytes Premium and no issues.

        So I tried a scan with Defender offline and it all went away. Go figure. 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

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      • #2020041
        ScotchJohn
        AskWoody Plus

        I also have false positives on Process Hacker, which I have restored, restored and restored again.  I think that WD has given up.

        Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

      • #2020223
        bbearren
        AskWoody MVP

        I also get false positives on Process Hacker on occasion and have to restore it from quarantine, then all is well once more.  Malwarebytes 4.04 doesn’t see it as a threat.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
        "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

      • #2020719
        ScotchJohn
        AskWoody Plus

        I uninstalled Process Hacker for just now, more trouble than it’s worth.

        Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

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