Defender File Scan Results High

After updating Defender, I started getting an unusual high number of file issues found when doing file scan. It has reported around 1481 issues.

  • Kris
    • Support

    Hi Bevan

    Hope you are doing good today.

    I review once again your scan and your ftp. In scan those files looks like WordPress core files but for some reason Defender treat them as non wp core files. Ftp confirm that you have some folders there wp-admin-old and wp-includes-old.

    Possibly you made some manuall downgrade or update of WordPress in past and Defender also scan those folders. By default WordPress code have about 1 421 files so this is very close to this what you have: 1 481 issues.

    I will recommend in this case to delete those both folders and make new scan in Defender, then review those issues which will appear and sort them out (review + ignore or delete).

    Hope this help :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,


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