Microsoft fixes nasty Windows Defender bug in Windows 10 Redstone 3

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

After Microsoft managed to fix the annoying Windows Defender error in Windows Redstone 3, users can now safely launch the OS.

The latest Windows 10 Redstone 3 Build fixes a big bug

The bug in question bug prevented users from launching the antivirus in the System tray using a double click and has been lurking in the system for weeks, with Microsoft having listed it as a known issue after many Windows Insiders complained about it. As a stopgap, Microsoft recommended users to right-click on the Windows Defender tray icon to then click Open option.

While this isn’t the biggest issue, if you’re working with Windows Defender more than times a day, it’s certainly a bit frustrating.

Launching Windows Defender now works properly

Along with the release of Windows 10 Build 16188, Microsoft finally managed to deliver a fix for this bug. Windows Defender has come a long way from a simple antivirus application, now an integral part of the Windows Defender Security Center along with its integration with the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Now, Windows Deferender groups features the capability to perform a scan on the file and remove all its detected malware. It also performs all kinds of security related tasks. For instance, you can now adjust parental controls, configure a network and firewall, and check out performance and device health from a single central hub.

Remember: this particular fix is currently available only for members of the Windows Insider program in the Fast Ring.

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