• Lemonde
  • Advanced Member Topic Starter
2 years ago
What does this mean - is it Windows Defender, Security Essentials, or something else?

Log Name: System

Source: Microsoft Antimalware

Date: 16/06/2020 17:40:40

Event ID: 3002

Task Category: None

Level: Error

Keywords: Classic

User: N/A

Computer: %computername%


Microsoft Antimalware Real-Time Protection feature has encountered an error and failed.

Feature: On Access

Error Code: 0x80004005

Error description: Unspecified error

Reason: The filter driver skipped scanning items and is in pass through mode. This may be due to low resource conditions.

Event Xml:












Unspecified error



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2 years ago
Run services.msc as an administrator

Stop the Microsoft Antimalware Service (MsMpSvc)

Start an elevated command prompt (Run CMD as administrator)

Copy and paste in:

cd \

cd C:\program files\Microsoft Security Client\

Mpcmdrun -RemoveDefinitions

See if your problem is resolved

If you are seeing this on a server, you can perform the first step above and then rename Definitions Update in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\ and start the service once more.

2 years ago
This is a diagnostic message that is not reporting an error as such. If this occurring when your PC is changing states - i.e. entering or waking from sleep - then it is often due to some components becoming available before others which cause various failure messages as detection comes online before application.

Unless you are actually encountering a problem, this message is likely to be a false detection of a problem.