Update from September 5: In response to the reports submitted, Microsoft has now released the Defender Security Intelligence Update version 1.373.1537.0 . It aims to fix the false positives related to the Win32/Hive.ZY alert.
The messages appear faster than you can read them, reports one of those affected in the Microsoft Answers forum. But also on Reddit, hardware manufacturer and website forums, reports about the constant alarm messages from the Defender have recently been piling up.
False alarm - no malicious operation presentThe antivirus program incorrectly reports malicious software or a malicious process when launching various applications. As a result, some systems are severely affected: one user wrote, for example, that his Internet connection is constantly gone because the Defender is trying to prevent the alleged malware from trying to contact a server after its false discovery.
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In the Microsoft Answers Forum, a moderator left a note that the problem occurs in the context of the Security Intelligence Update for Microsoft Defender Antivirus KB2267602 (Version 1.373.1508.0). If this is confirmed, a hotfix should be on the way soon.
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