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Icinga Knowledge Base - IWKB000012

Short Message

Icinga for Windows cannot be used with Microsoft Defender: Windows Defender Antivirus has detected malware or other potentially unwanted software

Example Exception

EventLog Defender


Icinga for Windows is using many Functions and Cmdlets and different Add-Type features, to accomplish an overall monitoring of the Windows environment. In some cases it can happen, that false positives are generated, preventing the usage of Icinga for Windows.


In case you are running into the above problem, please open a new issue and provide us with as much information as possible, allowing us to verify the problem and providing a solution.

In addition, please ensure that your Microsoft Defender is up-to-date and the latest patches are installed for the detection engine.