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1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 16 Jan 2018, 10:10
by nanotec89
Currently on Windows 7 machines, Microsoft Security Essentials blocks the download of the installer. I was able to right click and select 'save link as', but it still gets blocked from running. I've never had this issue with previous versions.

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 16 Jan 2018, 10:46
by sttrebo
same here on windows10. odd...

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 16 Jan 2018, 12:49
by nnnik
Yes this is a false positive.
You have to report this to Microsoft so that they can update they virus definitions so that this does not happen anymore.

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 16 Jan 2018, 20:14
by JoeWinograd
Same here on W7 Pro with MSE:

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browser doesn't matter, happens with Chrome, Firefox, Opera
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Anyone know the URL to report this false positive to Microsoft? Regards. Joe

Update: Also happening on W10 Pro with Defender:


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Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 15:46
by JoeWinograd
In case it's helpful, here's what MSE says on W7:

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And what Defender says on W10:

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Regards, Joe

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 15:47
by AtleastItried
Yep gave a hearth attack

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 17:01
by nnnik
Well we can't do anything about it - this is a bug in Windows Defender they need to update their virus definitions.
You can report at:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/filesubmission

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 17:24
by JoeWinograd
nnnik wrote:You can report at
Problem is, can't report it there, because when you go through the submission process (which I did yesterday), it asks you to upload the file. Can't do that, because I can't download it! :(

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 18:03
by derz00
Go to a public library and download to usb drive :P

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 18:07
by HotKeyIt
You can suspend real-time protection to download and submit the file, I have submitted a report: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/su ... 05911a68fb

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 18:12
by JoeWinograd
HotKeyIt wrote:suspend real-time protection to download and submit the file
Ah, good idea!

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 18:12
by Tael
JoeWinograd wrote:
nnnik wrote:You can report at
Problem is, can't report it there, because when you go through the submission process (which I did yesterday), it asks you to upload the file. Can't do that, because I can't download it! :(


Turn off Defender while downloading the file, and then add a folder exception so Defender doesn't scan it again.

1. Press the Windows Security Centre shield in task bar (or open via start button)
2. In Security Centre settings, press the shield button to open Virus and Threat Protection
3. Click Virus and Threat Protection Settings
4. Turn off Real Time Protection
5. Download file to location where you will run it from (for me it's Downloads/AHK)
6. After file is downloaded, go back to Virus and Protction Settings and click Add or Remove Exclusions
7. In Windows 10 (latest version, might be different on older versions), click the grey + Add an Exclusion button and select Folder
8. Select the folder where you downloaded the file
9. From here you can install Auto HotKey, upload the file to Microsoft etc
10. Once it's installed, go back to Virus and Threat Protection Settings and turn Real time protection back on

Hope that helps!

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 20:46
by gregster
The strange thing is that Virustotal says that 'Microsoft' has no problems with the file, while Defender on Win10 blocks it - and both are said to have virus definitions of today. But that is no AHK problem, I guess.
Btw, Virustotal shows 65 ok, 2 bad apples. That is typically a false positive.

Re: 1.1.27.06 being blocked by Microsoft Security Essentials

Posted: 17 Jan 2018, 23:39
by guest3456
virustotal's "microsoft" listing has been different from my windows defender results too