Re: Update: Defender no longer mistakenly flagging NVDA

Quentin Christensen

If you press NVDA+control+r three times quickly it should reset NVDA to factory defaults, which should revert to Windows OneCore voices.

The other alternative, if everything is still working, just the synth not reading, is you could press NVDA+Control+s to open the synth settings dialog.  From here you could press HOME to jump to the first option (eSpeak) or W for Windows OneCore and press ENTER - that way you won't lose any other settings.

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 6:29 AM Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:

You probably have to register your synths again, however you may have lost an activation.

Its why all my payed stuff is sapi.

On 11/02/2020 6:16 am, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:

Quentin, I just downloaded 2019.3 from the site. After installing I get a message that says, “please register”. This is announced no matter what key I press. The only option I am left with is to press insert q.



If we can't look at ourselves, and ask, why?  then where does the learning start?


From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:46 PM
Subject: [nvda] Update: Defender no longer mistakenly flagging NVDA


Hi everyone,


Just a quick update - I mentioned on Friday that Microsoft had fixed their Defender definitions.  At the time it hadn't filtered down to me at least, although later on Friday it did and everything was fine again.  You should no longer have trouble installing NVDA 2019.3rc3 from:


If you are still having trouble using eSpeak on a previously installed or setup copy of the RC, you might need to install again, as Defender probably deleted the eSpeak.dll file (the file it was incorrectly flagging as problematic).


Also just to reassure everyone, there never was a problem with eSpeak or NVDA - there never was a trojan or malicious software, it was simply Windows defender incorrectly marking the espeak dll as problematic, even though there was nothing wrong with the file.


Kind regards





Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager




Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Join to automatically receive all group messages.