• Lemonde
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3 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:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft Antimalware" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">3002</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2020-06-16T16:40:40.000000000Z" />
<Security />
<Data>Unspecified error </Data>


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3 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.
3 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.
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