On affected devices, Microsoft Defender places thousands of files in the directory: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scans\History\Store
For example, on a test system running Windows 10, version 20H2, there were more than 10,800 objects in this folder. Other users report that in just 24 hours, Microsoft Defender created over 950,000 files, taking up over 30 gigabytes of disk space. Most files are small: 1 or 2 kilobytes.
The error can affect certain operations, such as sync or backup jobs. [...]
Dynamic Antivirus Testing (also called “Real-World Protection Test”) is conducted monthly by AV-Comparatives, an independent laboratory, throughout the year. Full reports (covering a period of 4 months) are published twice a year – in June and December, and include antivirus detection rate results and false positive rates for these periods.
“Dynamic testing is the most comprehensive comparison test available, conducted under conditions that are close to real-world use”, — researchers of the laboratory say.
AV-Comparatives uses a large [...]
Microsoft notes that the update includes security improvements for basic operations in Windows 10, as well as for peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and styluses. In addition, the update includes performance improvements for Microsoft Office products.
“Therefore, KB4574727 is an important security [...]
According to the publication, since the end of July, the modified hosts file has been identified as posing a threat “SettingsModifier: Win32/HostsFileHijack“. If the user clicks on “More” after receiving such a warning, nothing is explained to him, only he is told that the file exhibits “potentially unwanted behavior.”
If the user agrees to eliminate the “threat”, the system will clear the hosts file and [...]