False positive virus detection in Microsoft Defender. What happens next? RRS feed

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  • Hi All,

    When I made a virtualised application from some software, Windows Defender wrongly detected it as a virus. I submitted a 'false positive' detection report (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/filesubmission) and got confirmation that the file is not infected. 

    My question is: What happens next? Does Microsoft update the virus definitions? If so, approx how long do they take to do that?

    I have about 10-15 other false detection files I'd like to submit, so that our customers don't encounter the same issue. 

    I tried asking this on the Microsoft support chat but the agent didn't know and suggested I ask the question here.



    Note: I originally asked the question in the "General Windows Desktop Development Issues" forum but was asked to move it here.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 8:21 AM