The digital certificate for the Intel Hardware Scanning Tool is new and is working through the Windows validation process.
For this reason, the Intel HST may be seen as being from an unrecognizable source and flagged by Windows Defender or other antivirus software. See Microsoft Answer.
When downloading, do NOT rename the IHST file.
Please make sure to download and save the file completely before running it.
This application has been validated and certified by Intel and is safe to download.
Select More info --> "Run Anyway" if you receive the error message to complete your device scan.