After the March 10th Patch Tuesday update, many Windows users began to question a Windows Defender notification telling them that certain files had been skipped during a scan. Windows Defender has a feature that gives administrators the choice to exclude specific files or directories from scans, but none of these users had configured an exclusion. According to the news site BleepingComputer, it does not appear that all Windows Defender users are receiving this notification. Reports that different versions of Windows Defender are affected have added to the confusion. At this time, Microsoft has yet to address the issue publicly.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased