Windows Defender, bug fills memory with millions of junk files

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The files are harmless but if accumulated they can easily waste precious space in the PC memory.

“We have three 2016 servers affected so far. HDD space low alarms started ringing last night. A server has 18 MILLION files in the Store folder. Another has 13 MILLION. It takes hours just to find out all the files so you can delete them. And due to the size of the allocation, these files take up 50-60GB of disk space. This is a big mistake on Microsoft's part “.



You can manually check the folder in question to see if you are among the users affected by the bug and, if this were the case, fearlessly delete files generated by Windows Defender as they are not necessary for the system to function.

The problem should have been fixed in the engine of Windows Defender version 1.1.18100.6, make sure you have downloaded the latest updates from Windows Update to make sure you can sleep soundly.


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