Q&A Deleting the Protection History Immediately in Microsoft Defender in Windows 10?


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Jul 3, 2017
I am back to using Windows Defender set to High with ConfigDefender by AndyFul.

One thing that I found annoying was that I could not clear the accumulation of entries over time in the Protection history immediately as various websites have suggested.

I came across this one that worked for me: How to manually clear Windows Defender Protection History in Windows 10

I tried the suggestions but what worked for me was going into the referenced Scans folder, and deleting the folder marked History contained within. The end result was that when I went back into WD Protection History was that it said Threat Protection Stopped Restart. I restarted TP, and voila a clean Protection History.

I hope this tip for those of you using WD as it worked for me.