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.
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.
“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.