Microsoft Defender sees Electron or Chromium applications as malware

Microsoft Defender appears to detect malware that is not malicious. So the Microsoft team is now investigating too many reports that mistakenly show Electron or Chromium-based apps as malicious.

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It's a false positive and your computer is fine:

This morning, many people around the world saw Microsoft Defender warning about a recurring threat. Many Reddit users they reported the threat from Microsoft Defender, but also that it continues to appear and repeat itself despite Microsoft's security software showing that it blocked it. alleged threat blocked.

The threat appears in a pop-up message stating that “Behavior:Win32/Hive.ZY” has been detected and is “severe”. However, after taking steps to correct the problem, the message does not disappear. The reminder can return after 20 seconds, with the cycle repeating endlessly.

But this detection is a false positive, according to one Microsoft Support Forum… From DaveM121, an Independent Consultant: it's a bug currently being reported by hundreds of people right now, and it seems to be related to all Chromium-based Browsers and Electron-based apps like Whatsapp, Discord, Spotify etc.

Also affected are Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and "anything that runs Visual Studio code," according to the article.

"The issue appears to be with Defender Definition/Update Version 1.373.1508.0, which means Microsoft should update this file and the issue will be resolved."

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