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HP Driver recognised as a Virus by Windows Defender

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HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Dear community,

 

Windows Defender recognizes the Microfon driver Win32/MicTrayDebugger as a virus.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats/malware-encyclopedia-description?Name=MonitoringTool:Wi...
I have tried to update the driver to delete and to install it again.

Windows changes the "official" driver to a newer one from May.19 and it recognised as a virusplease  see screenshots.
by official I mean

https://support.hp.com/de-de/drivers/selfservice/hp-zbook-studio-g3-mobile-workstation/8934839

Conexant HD Audio Driver 201510.0.3690.118 Rev.Q 324.8 MB 12. Febr. 2019
Anyway I don't know what to do and if it is a virus masked as a problem from two years ago that was supposedly addressed
will be grateful for help.

 

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DGroves
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if it is a false positive, then roll back the affected driver to the previous version and tell win-10 to not to update for the next 7-14 days this should be sufficient time for the virus definitions to be corrected 

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/filesubmission

 

 

To rollback the driver, you may follow the steps below:
  1. Press Windows + R on the desktop screen.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
  3. Expand the category you want and right click on the driver and select properties.
  4. Navigate to driver tab and click on RollBack driver.

 

 

Stop automatic driver updates on Windows 10
  1. When System Properties opens up click/tap on Advanced system settings.
  2. Click/Tap on the Hardware tab (#1) and then click/tap Device Installation Settings (#2).
  3. Click/Tap on No, let me choose what to do to expand your other options.

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DGroves
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if it is a false positive, then roll back the affected driver to the previous version and tell win-10 to not to update for the next 7-14 days this should be sufficient time for the virus definitions to be corrected 

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/filesubmission

 

 

To rollback the driver, you may follow the steps below:
  1. Press Windows + R on the desktop screen.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
  3. Expand the category you want and right click on the driver and select properties.
  4. Navigate to driver tab and click on RollBack driver.

 

 

Stop automatic driver updates on Windows 10
  1. When System Properties opens up click/tap on Advanced system settings.
  2. Click/Tap on the Hardware tab (#1) and then click/tap Device Installation Settings (#2).
  3. Click/Tap on No, let me choose what to do to expand your other options.

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AS83
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Thank you for the help and detailed instructions- it worked!
its unbellivable how windows works -updates to a slightly newer driver , marks it as a virus..:)

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DGroves
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just to be clear, your problem is not a windows problem but a false positive detection from the antivirus program, note that ms buys the definitions for their windows defender program from other antivirus makers and also develops some definitions themselves

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