How to Prevent Windows Defender from Showing False Positives in Windows 10 [Ejemplo]


Windows Defender is an application that comes by default in Windows 10 to protect the system from possible threats. It is a proposal that works very well, although on some occasions it usually detects files such as threats in the wrong way. These types of errors are known as false positives and can be corrected.

Windows 10 is presented as a very complete proposal, compared to previous versions. It has a number of tools that are used to obtain a optimal performance combined with high-quality protection.

However, several users have shown their dissatisfaction with the application because on more than one occasion it has displayed a warning message for an alleged threat. These false positives they tend to interfere with the use of some files and applications.

How to prevent Windows Defender from showing false positives in Windows 10?

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It is important to know that you cannot completely disable Windows Defender. The system allows us to temporarily disable it so that it does not interfere with our daily tasks. But if what you want is that it continues to work correctly but does not show you false positives, perform the following method.

Go to Windows Defender to configure notification options. Click on System / Notifications and actions. Then turn off the Show notifications from these senders option.

Go into Windows Defender settings and check if it is necessary to quarantine a file or lock an unknown file. Now open windows task manager by right-clicking on the taskbar or by using the Alt + Ctrl + Del keys.

Locate the task of Windows Defender Notifications and right click on it to select the End Task option. When you restart the computer, the icon should no longer appear in red or yellow indicating that there is a security problem in the system.

How to prevent Windows Defender from displaying false positives

However, there is still a task to be done and that is to clear the notification cache. Enter the Windows registry editor and find the address HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Classes Local Settings Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion TrayNotify. If you have Windows 10 you just have to copy and paste the path in the Editor’s address bar.

In the right pane of the Editor there is a listed group of files. Choose Past Icons Stream and Icon Streams (with the combination of Shift + click), right click and choose the Delete option.

Create a flag in Windows Defender

Another option available to handle Windows Defender false positives is tell you which items are safe. This is done through inclusions that allow the use of a link or file within the system.

Access the application Windows security from the start menu. Select the option Antivirus and threat protection, later Threat Protection Settings.

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create flag in Windows Defender

In the exclusions section, click on Add exclusions to allow access to items marked as risk. When adding the exclusion you must specify the type of file or process among the options file, folder, file type and process.

Disable Windows Defender

If you decided that you don’t want to know more about the Windows security and protection tool, you can disable it. Enter the windows settings from the gear icon in the start menu or with the Home + I key combination.

Select the option Update and security. Then choose Security and Windows to open the Windows Defender Security Center. Access the antivirus and threat protection settings.

Turn off the Real-time protection option to interrupt the work of Windows Defender. This setting will work temporarily to avoid the constant interruptions that the application usually experiences when detecting constant risks.

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