Quarantine Windows Defender (Windows 11)

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Quarantine Windows Defender (Windows 11)

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Defender found a Severe threat which is in quarantine.
How can I find out what it is and then remove it ... I do not see a 'remove button' to use.
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Re: Quarantine Windows Defender (Windows 11)

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Try clicking on the "Threat quarantined". My protection history reveals that a "potentially unwanted app was removed" and if I select that highlighted item, all of the details are revealed.
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Thanks John.
I had tried that but got the Windows Security message: 'Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device Yes/No'
Reads as if I would enter into possible complications - though I suspect that there would be another stage before ... :flee:

Is it Ok to click 'Yes' ... I'm guessing that this means the security app but would appreciate expert advice before taking this action.
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It's a perfectly normal question, you can safely answer Yes. To view the details of the quarantined item requires administrator permissions.
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Thanks Hans.
I'll see what they caught and delete
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These are affected files ... OK to delete? Though I guess its a no choice decision and any important system files will be restored.
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Lenovo App Explorer is a legitimate app from laptop manufacturer Lenovo. This might be a false positive. On the other hand, do you want Lenovo to suggest new applications for you? If not, you might as well leave it quarantined or remove it.
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I have a Lenovo laptop but Lenovo App Explorer is not on it. However, having read about it here:
        https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/soluti ... ant-to-use
even if it was on my machine, I can't say I can say I'd ever see myself using it.

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I have never used it or been aware of it... won't miss it!
Thanks for assistance.
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For information ... I found the same threat on my lady's Lenovo. Maybe this is wide spread or, as Han's said, just a false positive
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Given that it is a genuine Lenovo application, this definitely feels like a false positive.

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