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Windows 10 antivirus weakness lets attackers evade detection

A deacde-old vulnerability in Microsoft Defender that could allow any virus or malware strain to operate undetected on the Windows operating system has been uncovered.

The flaw is quite simple in theory, and focuses on planting malware where Microsoft Defender is not permitted to peek. Some programs trigger a false positive alert, and as such, need to be excluded from the scan. One way Defender users do this is by adding certain locations, either locally, or on a network, that get excluded from the scan. 

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