Microsoft Defender Falsely Detects Win32/Hive.ZY In Google Chrome Electron Apps

What Is It?

Here is a BleepingComputer news article written by Lawrence Abrams about a current false positive / malware database (signature update) issue with Microsoft’s Windows Security / Microsoft Defender called: Microsoft Defender Falsely Detects Win32/Hive.ZY In Google Chrome, Electron Apps.

Behavior:Win32/Hive.ZY – Issue look through !

Here is a brief description of this news article:

A bad Microsoft Defender signature update mistakenly detects Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Discord, and other Electron apps as ‘Win32/Hive.ZY’ each time the apps are opened in Windows.

The issue started Sunday morning when Microsoft pushed out Defender signature update 1.373.1508.0 to include two new threat detections, including Behavior:Win32/Hive.ZY.

“This generic detection for suspicious behaviors is designed to catch potentially malicious files.

If you downloaded a file or received it through email, ensure that it is from a reliable source before opening it,” reads the Microsoft detection page for Win32/Hive.ZY.

According to BornCity, the false positive is widespread, with users reporting on BleepingComputerTwitter, and Reddit that the detections appear each time they open their browser or an Electron app.

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

What is it?

The free Romanian antivirus / anti-malware program Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2021 Review
How to Download and Install Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
Bitdefender Free Antivirus Test & Review 2020 – Antivirus Security Review – High Level Test

What is it about?

This is how Bitdefender describes this free antivirus / anti-malware program:

Lightning-fast free antivirus

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is blazing fast, free to use, and loaded only with the bare-bones protection features that every computer needs.

Installs in seconds, runs at max speed without slowing down your PC
Good for gaming, image and video editing, and resource-intensive applications.

Powerful protection packed into a light solution

Powered by award-winning technology

Real-time Threat Detection

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition uses behavioral detection to closely monitor your active apps.

When it detects anything suspicious, it takes instant action.

Virus Scanning and Malware Removal

Powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all malware, from viruses, worms and Trojans, to ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits and spyware.

A strong, silent guardian for your PC

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is an antivirus to rely on.

It uses a minimalistic approach to make sure of the one thing that matters: whether you’re a rookie or a techie, your PC will be defended against intruders.

On-demand & on-access scanning that runs in the background
Essential protection without the extra stuff
No time-consuming scans, no sudden lag, no ads out of the blue

Free protection against Internet fraud

Anti-phishing

How can you keep your passwords safe and still browse freely?

It’s easy: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition sniffs and blocks by default phishing websites that pretend to be trustworthy in order to steal your data.

Anti-Fraud

If you ever land on scam websites, our advanced filtering system detects suspicious web page behavior and prevents your sensitive financial data from falling into the wrong hands.

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Traveling | Antivirus Programs

I had several dreams that I woke up remembering, I did not bother to record them or try to remember them, and so now I barely remember part of two dreams.

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it probably involved me traveling around one or more cities, I probably stayed at one or more locations, and I probably went shopping; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

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Windows Defender Review

Tom’s Guide has a pretty good review of the free antivirus / antimalware program Windows Defender / Microsoft Defender / Windows Security in a post called Windows Defender Review:

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/windows-defender

I am glad that Windows Defender / Microsoft Defender / Windows Security (Microsoft keeps changing the name) is continuing to improve.

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Review

Tom’s Guide has a good review of the free antivirus / antimalware program Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition in a post called Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Review:

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/bitdefender-antivirus-free

This & Windows Defender / Microsoft Defender / Windows Security are my favorite two free antivirus / antimalware programs at this time, do not run them in real-time at the same time though, most of the time I use Windows Defender (Microsoft Defender); but sometimes I turn it off & try Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition instead.

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