[Update: Fix is live] Home windows Defender is reporting a false-positive risk ‘Habits:Win32/Hive.ZY’; it is nothing to be anxious about


  • Home windows Defender is alerting folks of a “risk detected” for “Habits:Win32/Hive.ZY”
  • The problem is tied to a latest itemizing in Microsoft’s Defender replace file, which is making a flawed detection
  • The set off appears tied to Defender detecting “Electron-based or Chromium-based purposes as malware”
  • Microsoft is anticipated to patch/replace Microsoft Defender to alleviate the difficulty

Replace #1 (1:50 PM ET): In response to the Microsoft help boards, the Defender Crew indicated they’re investigating this and can hopefully launch a patch for this quickly.

Replace #2: (7:50 PM ET): In response to Microsoft help boards, “indications from a Microsoft Agent is a repair has been launched (Model: 1.373.1537.0)”



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