It became known that Microsoft recently released a problematic update of the signature database for the proprietary antivirus Defender. After installing this update, the antivirus incorrectly detected a threat in Chrome, Edge, WhatsApp, Discord, Spotify, and other Chromium and Electron-based applications.
Installing an antivirus update reportedly caused Microsoft Defender to erroneously detect the “Behavior: Win32/Hive.ZY” threat in various applications. At the same time, antivirus checks and other actions aimed at eliminating the problem did not bring results. This is indicated by numerous messages from users who contacted Microsoft support for help, and also spoke about the problem on Reddit and other communities.
The report states that the problem occurred after the installation of signature databases 1.373.1508.0 (KB2267602), which began distribution on September 4th. It is noted that not all users encountered a problem after installing this package. For those who have this problem, don’t worry. The fact is that Microsoft recognized the existence of a bug and even released a corresponding fix. It is expected that it will be extended to user computers in the near future.
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