Avoid auto-deletion of suspicious files (threat) by Defender?


Extraordinary Member
Assume I extract a *.zip file.
One of the files inside contain suspicious code. At least Windows Defender tells me that a Threat has been found AND Defender AUOTMATICALLY
deletes this file.

Thank you for the information about the (possible) threat.

But I don't want a deletion!

How can I tell Defender to not (NEVER) delete (automatically) a dangerous file?

Same applies for copy and move operations



Windows Forum Team
Staff member
It should only quarantine the file, you can go into Defender under quarantine and restore the file if needed.