F-Secure blocks powershell

As of this morning (2020-03-03) we're unable to execute powershell commands on both client workstations and servers.

Even a simple get-childitem returns:

The 'Get-ChildItem' command was found in the module 'Microsoft.PowerShell.Management', but the module could not be loaded.

If we stop the "F-Secure Ultralight Network Hoster" service, the commands executes just right.

Also when we try to execute a PS1-file we get the following error:

"This script contains malicious content and has been blocked by your antivirus software."


  • KlausRNKlausRN Posts: 3

    Can anyone verify this?

    Client Security: v14.21

    Def: 2020-03-03_02

    Server Security: 14.00

    Def: 2020-03-03_02

  • Same problem here. Does not occur with similar machines without F-Secure installed.

  • DannyMalvangDannyMalvang Posts: 10 New Member

    I have the same issue. Disabling F-Secure resolves the issue so it is F-Secure doing something.

    But there is nothing is logged so I can't see what is going on


  • DannyMalvangDannyMalvang Posts: 10 New Member

    New update pushed through right now. It works again


  • KaupKaup Posts: 2

    Same issue here. Updated Policy Manager from version 14.02 to 14.41 yesterday. Clients using version 14.02 and 14.21.

    VBS and Powershell script get blocked without showing any information in F-Secure.

  • KlausRNKlausRN Posts: 3

    Yes, same here.


  • MonikaLMonikaL Posts: 172 Moderator
    edited March 2020


    The false positive detection Trojan-Spy:W32/Powershell_Mimikatz.B that is causing Real-Time scanning to block the Windows PowerShell from being executed, has already been removed and the changes are made by 03-03-2020 09:00 UTC

    This detection unintentionally triggered on Windows Powershell and was introduced in the version F-Secure Hydra Update 2020-03-03_01 at 2020-03-03 05:50 UTC.

    The fix was released on the following version F-Secure Hydra Update 2020-03-03_02 at 2020-03-03 08:22 UTC.



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