Microsoft Real Time protection disabled

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This discussion was created from comments split from: Mail from Microsoft that realtime protection is disabled on startup.

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  • Firmy
    Firmy Posts: 1,719 Community Manager
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    Hello @megangrill

    Welcome to the F-Secure Community. Thank you for your comment.

    The issue you mentioned appears to be specific to Microsoft. For more details, I recommend checking this link:

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    Downloading and running an APK file on a Windows device is not advisable and can be risky. It may not be compatible with your operating system and could potentially contain malware or other security risks. To install apps on a Windows computer, it's best to use trusted sources such as the official Microsoft Store or the software developer's website.

    If you have more questions or need further assistance, please feel free to ask. We're here to help.

    Thank you, and have a great day.


  • megangrill
    megangrill Posts: 1 New Member

    It appears that for the past month or so, I've been receiving warning emails from Microsoft/Windows about Realtime protection being disabled on my PC. However, when I check Windows Security Center, it assures me that everything is in order and that F-Secure is actively safeguarding my computer. This situation is somewhat reminiscent of the confusion sometimes experienced when trying to verify the legitimacy and status of apps like minecraft pe apk 1.19.80.

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