Windows Defender - KB915597 removed files

September 24, 2015 at 05:51:13
Specs: Windows 7, 4GM/3.88
Windows Defender - KB915597 (definition 1.207.532.0) just updated last night and now I see some of my desktop files are removed. Anyone else have this issue? I've tried to restore computer to point before that, but it won't restore to a previous point now. Help?

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September 24, 2015 at 05:59:53
What are your configured settings? Did the files get deleted or just Quarantined?

What type of files are missing?

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September 24, 2015 at 21:04:09
Check in 'programs and features' in control panel and see if that update shows as removable. Maybe removing it will bring the missing files back--or maybe not.

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September 25, 2015 at 09:17:03
I've never ever had any trouble due to WD or MSE definition updates.

Try this crazy sounding idea - at least it's easy:
Turn off computer and remove power cord. Remove main battery too if it is a laptop. Before re-assembling hold the Power Off/On button down for at least 20 seconds to discharge the motherboard components. At odd times this procedure has unstuck computers.

Maybe it was just coincidence that it happened after the update.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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