Don't Freak Out! Windows Defender Is Reporting a False Positive: Behavior:Win32/Hive.ZY

Windows Defender is reporting a false positive threat this morning Aug 4, 2022 EDT from “HIVE.ZY.” Don’t freak out. It’s a false alarm!

  • Windows Defender is alerting people of a “threat detected” for “Behavior:Win32/Hive.ZY”
  • The issue is tied to a recent listing in Microsoft’s Defender update file, which is making a wrong detection
  • The trigger seems tied to Defender detecting “Electron-based or Chromium-based applications as malware”
  • Microsoft is expected to patch/update Microsoft Defender to alleviate the issue
    Microsoft Defender falsely detects Win32/Hive.ZY in Google Chrome, Electron apps