Solved windows defender scans folder


TonyB

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hi all for some reason I'm getting access denied when trying to take ownership of the windows defender scans folder no mater what i do it wont let me have access to that or the quarantine folder, i have tried this and even changing manual for some reason everything is greyed out in there. i am an admin as well. this use to be my kids dell i removed her account and resigned in with mine. so far this is the only issue i have had. how can i get access to these folders ?. thanks much.
 

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    Lenovo
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hi all for some reason I'm getting access denied when trying to take ownership of the windows defender scans folder no mater what i do it wont let me have access to that or the quarantine folder, i have tried this and even changing manual for some reason everything is greyed out in there. i am an admin as well. this use to be my kids dell i removed her account and resigned in with mine. so far this is the only issue i have had. how can i get access to these folders ?. thanks much.

Hello Tony, :alien:

That is a protected folder that Windows Defender will not allow access for security purposes.

Changes can only be made via the Windows Security app instead.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Custom self build
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
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    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    Poly Studio
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
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    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
how can i clear the scans history? also if a download is blocked from a threat is it quarantined or just not allowed on. i wanted to clear the history but i see no way to do so?
 

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  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10300H CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel UHD Graphics/nvidia geforce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    built in
    Screen Resolution
    native 1080p
    Hard Drives
    256gb nvme / 1tb hard drive all built in. and 2 external 1tb seagate drives
    PSU
    brick
    Case
    laptop
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    built in
    Mouse
    logitech gaming mouse
    Browser
    edge
    Antivirus
    microsoft / malwarbytes
Check in Windows Security > Protection History to see if you are able to remove or clear the items you want like in the tutorial below.


In addition, you can use an option below to have scan history automatically cleared on a schedule.

 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
awesome thanks all for the help .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10300H CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel UHD Graphics/nvidia geforce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    built in
    Screen Resolution
    native 1080p
    Hard Drives
    256gb nvme / 1tb hard drive all built in. and 2 external 1tb seagate drives
    PSU
    brick
    Case
    laptop
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    built in
    Mouse
    logitech gaming mouse
    Browser
    edge
    Antivirus
    microsoft / malwarbytes
Glad we could help Tony. :party:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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