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  • Windows Security doesn’t remove potentially unwanted app

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 20H2 – October 2020 Update Windows Security doesn’t remove potentially unwanted app

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        bmeacham
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        Windows Security / App & Browser Control / Protection History tells me it found a number of potentially unwanted apps, but it doesn’t remove them.  I open the details on one, which tells me the file location and has a button called Actions. I open Actions and click Remove. Then nothing happens. The file is still there. What’s up with that? Am I missing a step? I could go through these one by one and manually delete the offending file, but it seems like the action called “remove” should actually remove it.

        Win 10 20H2 build 19042.630 on Dell Latitude 7390 with lots of free disk space.

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        What does VirusTotal say about that program? Is it really a PUP?

        cheers, Paul

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