Defender File Scanning report

Initial file scan with Defender on a new install reports issue with about 1000 WordPress core files.

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Ran the scan more than once and report is still the same.

  • Ash
    • WordPress Hacker

    Hello Nick

    Did you install wordpress using one click installer? It seems the files are not exactly same as wordpress repo. Well, maybe the file contents are same but there could be extra space or line break in the wordpress source you are using.

    Defender checks with the wordpress core through WP API, so if there is a single mismatch, defender reports it.

    The suggested solution is, download wordpress core from and extract on your desktop. Then upload EXCEPT wp-content folder and wp-config.php file using FTP to overwrite the current files. Once upload is done, run another scan.

    You must take a backup of your current files before proceeding with the file replace action, so if anything goes wrong you can restore.

    Have a nice day!


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