Microsoft rolls out a fix for the issue in the Windows Defender built-in antivirus software that got crash for some of the users on Windows 10 PCs as they performed a full scan. The problem was caused when the users run a full scan, which resulted that the security app got stuck at a specific point, and after that, the program got to crash.
The users noticed that the Windows Defender was crashing when it reached to filenames with two dots (..) only. ZDNet said that when the user removes one dot, then it will allow the Windows Defender to continue scanning.
Microsoft releases a new Security Intelligence Update for the Windows Defender, which directs the two-dot crashes. The users who are still facing the Windows Defender crashes can manually have the latest updates. The user has to click on Check for updates in the Windows Security app.
In September also the Windows Defender users were facing the same problems with the Microsoft built-in antivirus. When both started doing quick scanning, and the full scan was completed within seconds as the Windows Defender was not scanning the files.