View Protection History of Windows Security in Windows 10



View Protection History of Windows Security in Windows 10

The Windows Security app have a new Protection History experience which will give you details about threats and available actions along with the detections by Windows Defender Antivirus.

The Protection History page shows detections by Windows Defender Antivirus, and provides detailed and easier to understand information about threats and available actions.

If you use the Windows Defender Offline scanning tool, any detections it makes will now also show in your history. Additionally, you will see any pending recommendations (red or yellow states from throughout the app) in the history list.”

How to View Protection History of Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

Open Windows Security, and click on the Virus & threat protection icon.

Click on the Protection history link under Current threats.

You will now view the latest protection actions and recommendations.

View Protection History of Windows Security in Windows 10

If no malware was ever found on your system, the UI should be entirely clean, but on the other hand, if any threats were discovered, you should see information on the status and the date and time when it was discovered.

View Protection History of Windows Security in Windows 10

You will also see affected items, plus the name of the file that was infected, alongside its location, and the link if you downloaded it from the Internet.

Protection History in Windows Defender

Windows Defender Protection History also offers a bunch of filters that let you see only specific data like recommendations, quarantines items, and cleaned files.
You’re also allowed to view only blocked items if Controlled folder access is configured and group threats by severity.
Clicking on a threat provides more information on it, such as the name of malware discovered on the system, alert level, status, and date.

Note: Use the Filters button to apply any available filter to your protection history.

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