Update for Windows Defender broke the antivirus scans on Windows 10, with the antivirus protection software reporting error “Items Skipped During Scan”. For many users, Windows Defender scans are failing after a couple of minutes, confirming that “scan was skipped” and no threats were discovered on the device.The site also notes that offline scanning seems to work without issues.
It’s not clear what items were skipped during the scan by Windows Defender and we also don’t know if Microsoft’s antivirus software is able to detect any threats on Windows 10.
Bug causing Windows Defender to skip files
Posted on Tuesday, Mar 24 2020 @ 13:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck