Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Clearing Windows Defender Actions Recommended icon, is Onedrive being used?

Having a problem clear Windows Defender Actions Recommended (alert) icon ? 

One issue that arised and was annoying to track down that caused the Windows Defender Actions Recommended (alert) icon to remain is a hidden criterion set under "Virus and Threat Protection". 

Annoying because it was under Windows Defender Antivirus Options (a little hard to see in the dark theme) and Periodic Scanning was not enabled (but the option to be clear needs this to be enabled!)

And that is the RansomWare Protection rule, will be invalid if you are not connected to Onedrive. 

The a special rule has to be manually add an exception too.

Solution: 
  1. Goto "Virus and threat protection" -> "Windows Defender Advanced options" -> Set "Periodic scanning" to ON!



  2. Close and restart the window
  3. Goto "Virus and threat protection" -> "Windows Defender Advanced options" -> Scroll to "Ransomware protection" click to ignore in future. Maker sure the rest of the rules are a pass in this section.


5 comments:

  1. great work buddy, But we also use gpedit to remove windows defender read how to remove windows defender

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  2. A god among men....Thank you soooo much

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  3. Thanks heaps that "actions needed" thing was giving me the S@#$s.

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  4. Thanks. That annoying little yellow warning has disappeared

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