Windows Defender getting alerted with Yellow Symbol again after Windows 11 update


Iggy_AZ

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Getting alerted with Yellow Symbol in Windows Security App​

I am using Windows 11 Pro 21H2 build 22000.978 on desktop.
I am getting Yellow Alert Symbol on Windows Security (Windows Defender), on taskbar right corner.
I have opened Windows Security, and all is green check marks.
This is the second time this has happened after a MS Update.
1st time the triangle magically disappeared after a day or so.
Now it did it again after I updated Win 11 yesterday.
Oh. I'm using Malwarebytes as my active checker and last time totally uninstalled it and didn't resolve the Yellow Symbol on MS Defender icon.

I researched and found this happens to many over the past few years and wondered why and how to correct.
Any suggestions?
Thank you.
 

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    Selfbuild Dec 2021
    CPU
    11th Generation i5-11500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS B560M Pro
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    16 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
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    Sound Card
    Yes
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro NVMe
    PSU
    750 Watt
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    Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
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    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
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Bree

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I am getting Yellow Alert Symbol on Windows Security (Windows Defender), on taskbar right corner.
I have opened Windows Security, and all is green check marks.
This is the second time this has happened after a MS Update.
For me the yellow alert was also in Windows Security when I opened it. It was a perfectly valid message that Memory Integrity was currently turned off, with a 'Dismiss' option. This particular machine requires drivers that are not compatible with Memory Integrity, so I dismissed it and everything went back to green.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

Iggy_AZ

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For me the yellow alert was also in Windows Security when I opened it. It was a perfectly valid message that Memory Integrity was currently turned off, with a 'Dismiss' option. This particular machine requires drivers that are not compatible with Memory Integrity, so I dismissed it and everything went back to green.
Thank Bree
Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work for me.
My PC it was ON so I tried and cycled it OFF then rebooted with no change.
Turned back ON and rebooted and still an alert symbol.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Selfbuild Dec 2021
    CPU
    11th Generation i5-11500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS B560M Pro
    Memory
    16 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Yes
    Sound Card
    Yes
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro NVMe
    PSU
    750 Watt
    Case
    Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
    Keyboard
    Yes
    Mouse
    Squeaky one
    Internet Speed
    Gigablast!
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Got my 2 Shots plus my Booster

Bree

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My Computers

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    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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Memory integrity is anyway just microsofts way to force driver vendors to pay for officially signed drivers
 

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Iggy_AZ

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    Selfbuild Dec 2021
    CPU
    11th Generation i5-11500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS B560M Pro
    Memory
    16 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Yes
    Sound Card
    Yes
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro NVMe
    PSU
    750 Watt
    Case
    Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
    Keyboard
    Yes
    Mouse
    Squeaky one
    Internet Speed
    Gigablast!
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Got my 2 Shots plus my Booster

Bree

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

Iggy_AZ

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Try a Reset or a Repair.

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Thank Bree
Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't work for me.
My PC it was ON so I tried and cycled it OFF then rebooted with no change.
Turned back ON and rebooted and still an alert symbol.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Selfbuild Dec 2021
    CPU
    11th Generation i5-11500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS B560M Pro
    Memory
    16 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Yes
    Sound Card
    Yes
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro NVMe
    PSU
    750 Watt
    Case
    Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
    Keyboard
    Yes
    Mouse
    Squeaky one
    Internet Speed
    Gigablast!
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Got my 2 Shots plus my Booster

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do you mean the ! mark?
App & browser setting has gone AWOL
From search type APP & browser control and turn on reputation based protection

That got rid of mine
 

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    I7 12700K
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    Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Elite
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    2 X Corsair Vengeance DDR4 @ 3600 32 gb total
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    Iiyama 27"
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Iggy_AZ

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It's back doing what it did originally in 1st initial thread.
Now I have tried reseting Windows Security App like I did initally but this time after rebooting no change.
So the issue has been lurking in the background.
Scanned for virus, trojans, etc and clean.
I have search and found others with similiar issue and no solution yet.
Open for any further suggestions.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Selfbuild Dec 2021
    CPU
    11th Generation i5-11500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS B560M Pro
    Memory
    16 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Yes
    Sound Card
    Yes
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro NVMe
    PSU
    750 Watt
    Case
    Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
    Keyboard
    Yes
    Mouse
    Squeaky one
    Internet Speed
    Gigablast!
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Got my 2 Shots plus my Booster

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Mine too but it's just a bug? but I'm Not worried about it
 

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    Custom 775 System
    CPU
    Xeon E5450 3.0GHZ (OC 3.7GHZ)
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    ASUS PQ5-EM
    Memory
    8GB (2GBX4)
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    AMD R5 430 2GB
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    ASUS 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1TB|750GB USB, 3 SSDs 2 240GB 1 128GB, 750GB HDD
    PSU
    650WATT Rosewill
    Case
    Rosewill with side Window
    Cooling
    5 Fans and a big HSK for cpu
    Keyboard
    Rosewill RGB
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    Rosewill RGB
    Internet Speed
    AT&T 150MB DL\UP
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    I'm lucky to even be here after 6yrs from my car accident
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    WiN10 LTSC
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hp 8460p
    CPU
    i7 2670QM 2.20GHZ
    Motherboard
    Hp 161C
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DUAL Channel
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    Sound Card
    Intel high Def (basically onboard)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    OS 128GB l Storage (caddy) 320GB
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    AC (IDK the watts)
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I get that after some Version Upgrades and Build updates to them, usually wants a Quick Scan or take action on OneDrive which I dismiss [don't need it yet] or some other item in Windows Security.
 

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    Win11 Pro RTM
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
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    21"
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    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
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    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

TheVisitor

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I saw the same and it wanted me to turn 'Memory Integrity'... turned it on, no more yellow triangle.
 

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    HP
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    i5-10400
    Memory
    12 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD630 chipset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 24inch
    Hard Drives
    SSD, external usb drive 1tb for files/backups
    Keyboard
    wireless Logi
    Mouse
    ms 4000 wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    10meg
    Browser
    Firefox
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    Defender
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    Win11 Home 22H22 22621.608
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