Windows 11: Microsoft confirms an issue with Defender antivirus

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If you are a Windows 11 user, you may have recently seen this message on your computer: “Local Security Authority protection is disabled. Your device may be vulnerable.” If this is the case, don’t panic, as it is likely a bug caused by a recent update (number KB5007651) to the operating system. The Redmond firm has already acknowledged this flaw and specified that “once protections are enabled, your device may persistently prompt you to restart” via clearly annoying notifications.

While a solution to the issue is expected to be included in a future update, Microsoft suggests disregarding such requests for now. It is crucial, however, that you have activated local security authority protection and rebooted your computer at least once, as this measure prevents the introduction of harmful code. Our peers at ghacks have emphasized the importance of this protection.

Meanwhile, here are the steps to follow to avoid trouble:

  • Open the Windows 11 Registry Editor.
  • Go to KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
  • Check if RunAsPPL and RunAsPPLBoot are listed. If not, you must right-click on the Lsa folder and create new entries via DWORD.
  • Right-click on the entries and ensure that their values are set to 2.
  • Restart your PC.

As a reminder, another very embarrassing flaw of Windows 11 has been identified. Specifically, the added screenshot tool has a security vulnerability. In other words, if you often share screenshots, it is important to delete certain sensitive information. However, it appears that in some cases, even if you have deleted your information such as your phone number, email, and credit card numbers, this data may appear in the original file without your knowledge.

In addition to these bugs, we should not forget that Windows 11 includes some very welcome new features. We are particularly excited about the arrival of Android applications, new widgets that boost your creativity, and a revamp of the Microsoft Store.

Mohamed SAKHRI

my name is Mohamed SAKHRI, and I am the creator and editor-in-chief of Easy Tech Tutorials. As a passionate technology enthusiast, I have been blogging for some time now, providing practical and helpful guides for various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and macOS, as well as Android tips and tricks. Additionally, I also write about WordPress. I am currently 35 years old.

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