[Update: Fix is live] Windows Defender reports false-positive threat ‘Behaviour:Win32/Hive.ZY’; nothing to worry about

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  • Windows Defender alerts people “Behavior: Win32/Hive.ZY” “threat detected”.
  • The problem is related to a recent list of bugs detected in Microsoft’s Defender update file
  • The trigger appears to be related to Defender, which detects “Electronic-based or Chrome-based apps as malware.”
  • Microsoft is expected to patch/update Microsoft Defender to fix the problem

Update #1 (1:50 p.m. ET): According to the Microsoft support forums, the Defense Team says they are looking into this and hopefully they will release a patch for it soon.

Update #2: (7:50 PM ET): According to the Microsoft support forums, “Hints from Microsoft Agent is a fix (Version: 1.373.1537.0)”

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