Quick post: Review Windows Defender notifications

My son has dowloaded some zip files to be used when he plays Minecraft. The Windows Defender real-time scan blocked and quarantined these files. I had a notification the next time I logged on the computer.
I dismissed too quickly the notification and wanted to get more info about what happened.
I went in the Windows Security dashboard but I couldn’t find any info in the History šŸ˜¦

After some Google-fu, I found the following page on doc.microsoft.com about Review event logs and error codes to troubleshoot issues with Windows Defender Antivirus.

It appears that you can either use PowerShell to retrieve these events from the log šŸ˜€

Get-WinEvent -FilterHashtable @{
 ProviderName = 'Microsoft-Windows-Windows Defender'; 
} | 
Select -Last 2 -ExpandProperty Message

or a filter in the event viewer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.