Just relax if Windows Defender flagged something as Trojan:Script/Wacatac.H!ml
A few days back, MS flagged three of my downloaded .rar files as “Trojan:Script/Wacatac.H!ml”. I did a quick search and found out that at least one other person experienced the same thing. I shrugged it off, re-downloaded the same files yesterday, and MS Defender turned a blind eye to it.
Nevertheless, I reformatted and reinstalled my work and home PC (it was about time anyway) just to ease my anxiety about the possible ~0.00001% chance that some new exploit had been found with archive files.
I lived the few hours after that in peace but just now Defender flagged the Steam Deck’s official updated APU drivers as the same virus yet again. Revisited here and turns out there’s been a lot more of these ever since I last visited.
Just wanted to throw this out here that as long as you’re fairly confident that the file is safe in the first place, you don’t really need to mind Defender’s hissy fit because it seems to be a really common thing as of late.
Also, are man-in-the-middle attacks still a thing or are they really rare after HTTPS?
submitted by /u/hotspringchinatsu