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Issue: This article is applicable for the following products: Client Security, Server Security, PSB Server Security, Computer Protection. A scheduled scan task by F-Secure products does not seem to be created in the user interface, does not start or work. What do I do? Resolution: 1. When scheduled scan configured in the F-Secure product, it creates a scheduled scanning task in the Windows Task Scheduler. If the scheduled scan does not start, you can verify if the task was actually created in Windows Task Scheduler: Click Start. Go to Control Panel > System and Security. Click Administrative Tools. Select Task Scheduler. Select Task Scheduler Library. Look for Scheduled scanning task. (or the customized scheduled scanning task name you defined via Policy Manager Console or PSB profile editor) Delete the Scheduled scanning task. (or the customized scheduled scanning task name you defined via Policy Manager Console or PSB profile editor) Disable and re-enable back the scheduled scan. 2. If the scheduled scanning task is not found, try re-configuring the scheduled task (e.g. make a change in the scheduled scan, then distribute new policy from Policy Manager, or save and publish the profile on PSB Portal). 3. Try to execute the scheduled scanning task in Task Scheduler manually and see if it works. If not, the scheduled task is disabled via GPO mostly. 4. For Server Security 12.x and PSB Server Security 12.x, try to restart FSGKHS (F-Secure Gatekeeper Handler Starter) services and verify if the scheduled scanning task works after that. 5. If you enclose the string with quotes, the scheduled scan will not work. Remove the quotes via the Policy Manager Console, distribute the new policy or PSB profile editor, save and publish the profile. Does not work: "/t18:00 /b2018-8-1 /rdaily" Works: /t18:00 /b2018-8-1 /rdaily 6. If the scheduled scanning task can be found in the Task Scheduler Library but is not visible in the application user interface - that is to be expected. Since the task is being configured and scheduled centrally, it is not handled via the end-point protection application, but via Windows Task Scheduler, and in this sense is not configured in the end-point protection application user interface. Note: The Windows operating system is up-to-date. Ensure that the host remains ON until the scan completes Article no: 000001990
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Issue: I'm getting a detection for the following files: wscript.exe, ieexplorer.exe, winword.exe, explorer.exe, excel.exe Resolution: Mostly these detections come from DeepGuard. The following files are normally clean and each is a legitimate Microsoft file: wscript.exe ieexplorer.exe winword.exe explorer.exe excel.exe These legitimate Microsoft files are blocked by DeepGuard because a suspicious file, script or application is trying to run them. In order to investigate further, contact F-Secure support and provide the following: FSDIAG - https://community.f-secure.com/t5/Common-topics/How-do-I-create-an-FSDIAG-file/ta-p/18190 Possible file or script that you were running when you receive the detection. Example case with Excel, and how to find out the script which is causing the alert: Alert shown in Policy Manager Server / Windows Event log: DeepGuard blocked an exploit action. Application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\EXCEL.EXE File hash: 6490a5897c31e43393c0feba365a08611340867c Locally on that machine, you can check the AlertSenderPlugin.log, which contains more detailed information about this: [...] 2019-09-20 09:38:30.426 [1004.2b68] I: ULAVMonitoring::callbackOnOASAlert: Got OAS alert with JSON: {"bookmark":"PEJvb2ttYXJrTGlzdD4NCiAgPEJvb2ttYXJrIENoYW5uZWw9J0ZTZWN1cmVVbHRyYWxpZ2h0U0RLJyBSZWNvcmRJZD0nMTIxNTknIElzQ3VycmVudD0ndHJ1ZScvPg0KPC9Cb29rbWFya0xpc3Q+","rl":"sp.evt.dg.block","rv":{"AskSample":0,"Detection":"Exploit:W32/OfficeExploitPayload.A!DeepGuard","Exploit":"d:\\shared\\download\\samples\\macrotest.xlsm","Hash":"6490a5897c31e43393c0feba365a08611340867c","Path":"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\root\\Office16\\EXCEL.EXE","ProcessID":17996,"Rarity":2,"Reason":10,"Reputation":1,"SessionID":1,"tickcount":2348045081145}}. Extra data size: 0 [...] In this case, alert is caused because of this macro: d:\\shared\\download\\samples\\macrotest.xlsm AlertSenderPlugin.log is located here on clients with Client Security 14.x and PSB Computer Protection: C:\ProgramData\F-Secure\Log\PSB\AlertSenderPlugin.log Article no: 000004495
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Issue: RDP Brute Force attack performed and Ransomware encrypted system or files Technique commonly used by Crysis, Dharma, GandCrab ransomware. Resolution: Use strong and long passwords To avoid brute force attack on RDP, avoid using Dictionary word and simple password. Always use long password with combination of Uppercase letters, Lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. Limit number of attempts Go to Start-->Programs-->Administrative Tools-->Local Security Policy Under Account Policies-->Account Lockout Policies Account lockout threshold -> Set between 3 to 5 Account lockout duration -> Ideally set more than 5 minutes Only allow user accounts requiring RDP service Go to Start-->Programs-->Administrative Tools-->Local Security Policy Under Local Policies-->User Rights Assignment-->Allow logon through Remote Desktop Services Add or Remove the User accounts or groups which require RDP service Close RDP port Use VPN connection to access remote desktop and close RDP ports (TCP 3389) access  via firewall. Use RD gateway servers RD gateway proxy servers can be used for securing the connection with SSL. Read more here : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/10974.windows-server-2012-rds-deploying-and-configuring-rd-gateway.aspx Article no: 000005204
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Issue: How to collect the quarantined files on an affected Windows machine using F-Secure Quarantine Dumper, and then submit the files for analysis.  Resolution: Collect quarantined files using F-Secure Quarantine Dumper by following the instructions below: Click on this link to download F-Secure Quarantine Dumper to a location of your choice, for example, c:\temp. Launch Command Prompt (CMD). Navigate the directory to the location you selected in step 1. For example, type cd c:\temp\ and press Enter on your keyboard to go to c:\temp\ folder. Type fsdumpqrt.exe -d c:\temp\  to run the tool. Enter your administrator credentials when prompted. F-Secure license terms are now shown. Scroll all the way to the end of the license terms before you can accept them. Press E on your keyboard to accept the license terms. Press any key to complete the run. The quarantined files will be collected in a file named malware_samples.zip with the default password (infected) in the location you specified in step 1.  These are the parameters that can be used in the tool:​ -d, --destination: Destination directory for output (default: current admin desktop) -p, --password: Password for output (default: "infected") -v, --verbose: Verbose output -a, --accept-eula: Accept EULA -s, --silent: Silent mode -l, --list: Only list contents, nothing is written to disk Tip: Running the fsdumpqrt.exe tool in command prompt without additional command line parameters will print out a short tool description and the extra parameters for using the tool.   Article no: 000002484
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Issue: How do I identify and remove the infected item(s) that F-Secure has detected on a .PST archive (Outlook data file)? Resolution: Follow the steps below to configure the F-Secure scanning report to show additional information when an email is detected inside an Outlook PST file. These steps will help you to identify the email so that it can be removed manually after the scanning: Open the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) Navigate to the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\F-Secure\Ultralight\GKH2\Plug-Ins\F-Secure Capricorn Add a new 'String Value' (REG_SZ) with the following information: Name: CustomSettings Data: mailboxmode=2 It should look like in this image: Other scanning modes available are: 0 = none (default, mailbox is not scanned) 1 = enable mailbox scanning 2 = enable scanning and provide extended report (inside infection name) Restart the "F-Secure Ultralight Hoster" service net stop fsulhoster net start fsulhoster (If you are unsure on how to restart a service, just restart the computer) Manually scan the PST. The report will now show message-related fields (email subject, folder, attachment name) Once the message has been identified, proceed to remove it manually in Outlook: Delete the message with [shift-del] (so that it will not be moved to trash). Finally follow these steps to compact the PST database: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/reduce-the-size-of-your-mailbox-and-outlook-data-files-pst-and-ost-e4c6a4f1-d39c-47dc-a4fa-abe96dc8c7ef?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US Re-scan the .PST archive to ensure all infected items have been removed.   Article no: 000002840
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Issue: This article is applicable for the following product: F-Secure SAFE, F-Secure Client Security, F-Secure Computer Protection Steps to clear up ORSP cache in F-Secure SAFE / Client Security / Computer Protection. Resolution: Follow the steps below to clear the ORSP cache:  Click Start, type in cmd.exe in the search bar, and press Enter.  A black command prompt box will appear on the screen. Type in the following and press Enter: For SAFE (64-bit) cd C:\Program Files (x86)\F-Secure\SAFE\apps\Ultralight\ulcore\<random number folder> For SAFE (32-bit) cd C:\Program Files\F-Secure\SAFE\apps\Ultralight\ulcore\<random number folder> For Client Security (64-bit) cd C:\Program Files (x86)\F-Secure\Client Security\Ultralight\ulcore\<random number folder> For Client Security (32-bit) cd C:\Program Files\F-Secure\Client Security\Ultralight\ulcore\<random number folder> For Computer Protection (64-bit) cd C:\Program Files (x86)\F-Secure\PSB\Ultralight\ulcore\<random number folder> For Computer Protection (32-bit) cd C:\Program Files\F-Secure\PSB\Ultralight\ulcore\<random number folder> Note: Look for a folder with the latest greatest number for <random number folder> if you have more than one folder. Type in the following (note the double dash -), and press Enter: orspdiag.exe --cache-clear Note: Add 64 before .exe if its 64 bit system Type Y when asked. Once done, you may close the prompt. Article no: 000004992
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This article explains how you can manually update the antivirus databases of F-Secure products on Windows platforms.
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When Windows crashes (blue screen of death), it creates memory dump files. These files contain information about the computer's memory at the time of...
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To receive notifications for all types of threats, configure your settings in the Email and Server Security web console.
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This article describes how you can create the Automatic Update Agent (AUA) debug logs.
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Use the executable POLUTIL.exe tool located in the Common directory under the root of your product's installation directory to export the data that...
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If you need to recover an item, such as a false positive, from the quarantine, use the fsdumpqrt tool for this. It helps you to get sample files from...
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To exclude a process from real-time scanning:
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If you want to exclude objects from being scanned by Real-Time scanning, follow these steps:
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To prevent users from using the devices, the administrator should select "Blocked" access level for the desired rule.
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This article explains why the use of the at sign (@) as part of a password for the http proxy access is problematic.
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The global F-Secure content delivery network used by F-Secure uses dynamic addressing and traffic routing. The content delivery network operates on...
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This article describes the meaning of the F-Secure Automatic Update Agent (AUA) connection settings. AUA is the component in the product that is...
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This article lists and explains the reputation and prevalence property values used in the Application Control rules.
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It is not recommended to use any characters other than the standard Roman character set with any of F-Secure's products.
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In Windows, every device has a few sets of properties that can be used to identify the device or the class of the device. In the table below the...
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This article contains a table listing and describing all the Email and Server Security client services and processes that are running on your server...
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Device Control prevents threats from accessing your system via hardware devices, such as USB sticks, CD-ROM drives, and web cameras. This feature also...
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DeepGuard settings in most F-Secure business products are configured to provide the best possible protection depending on the level of control you...
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DeepGuard analyzes the behavior of programs, and blocks new and undiscovered viruses, worms, and other malicious programs that try to make potentially...
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Application control is a premium feature that strengthens your protection for the installation and launch of applications, installers, and scripts....
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Issue: Customers own (developed) file causes a false positive detection by the F-Secure products.  Resolution: To solve the issue, first sign the file with the digital signature certificate and then submit the file to F-Secure: Open the Submit A Sample portal. Click Choose File and select the file to be submitted. Select I want to give more details about this sample and to be notified of the analysis result. Fill in the required details. Note: Select "False Positive" as the Sample Type and write "File whitelisting request" in the Subject field. Click Submit sample file. The submitted file will be subjected to a verification process. Once verified clean, the file will be added to the list and the database will be updated accordingly to prevent the file from causing new false positive detections.        Article no: 000005979
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Issue: When installing F-Secure Computer Protection or Client Security 14.xx, the following error message is logged: Conflicting Oneclient product already installed. Resolution: This error indicates that either F-Secure Computer Protection or F-Secure Client Security 14.xx has been previously installed on the computer. The uninstallation of the previous product has left some leftover files on the computer which are conflicting with the new installation. To resolve this issue: Download the Oneclient-compatible uninstallation tool (Uninstallation Tool for Windows - Client Security 13.x & 14.x, Computer Protection, and Rapid Detection Service) from the Support tools page. Run the tool. Here is a direct link to the tool. Article no: 000011403
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Issue: With the firewall enabled in F-Secure Client Security 14 / Computer Protection, I am unable to reach the network share or printer Resolution: The default firewall rule blocks unknown inbound/outbound connections. Ensure that you have allowed the network traffic in the product firewall to port 135, 137-139 and 445. Whitelist the affected printer IP or port number to the firewall rule. In case this does not help, we recommend to check the local firewall rules in the Windows Firewall user interface and ensure that there is no potential conflict between F-Secure firewall rules, and local firewall rules. Article no: 000011040
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Issue: This article describes the steps to generate debug logs for Computer Protection for Windows and Client Security 14 (and newer). Debug logs are needed in some instances by R&D to investigate some problems in detail. Resolution: FSDIAG with debug logs is needed in order to collect additional log files.  Steps:  Download the debug tool from here Double click fsloglevel.exe Select Full Logging Click OK Restart the computer. Reproduce the steps that caused the original problem, take note of exact time of the problem. Generate FSDIAG by following steps explained here Kindly run the fsloglevel.exe tool a second time after submitting the logs. Click on Normal Logging to turn off the debug mode (it slows down your machine a bit).  Article no: 000009164
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Issue: I would like to know the description for each of the services used in F-Secure product. What does each service do? Resolution: Below you can find the functionality and purpose of each F-Secure service: F-Secure Hoster: Product business logic, including product updates, telemetry, settings & configurations with SYSTEM privileges. F-Secure Hoster (Restricted): Product business logic, including product updates, telemetry, settings & configurations with NETWORK SERVICE privileges. F-Secure Ultralight Hoster: Anti-malware scanning logic, including real-time scanning, Online Safety, DeepGuard, DataGuard and Application Control with SYSTEM privileges. F-Secure Ultralight Network Hoster: Anti-malware scanning logic, including real-time scanning, Online Safety, DeepGuard, DataGuard and Application Control with NETWORK SERVICE privileges. F-Secure Ultralight ORSP client: Real-time protection network query service (NETWORK SERVICE). F-Secure Ultralight Protected Hoster: Scanning integration to Windows Security Center, runs as protected process (protected by Windows). F-Secure Device Control: F-Secure Device Control Daemon service, provides a possibility to block/restrict access to local devices. Article no: 000016071
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Issue: If we wish to block access to Web Radio pages, which category should we block in web content control settings? Resolution: To block access to web radio pages, block the "Streaming media" category in Web Content Control. Article no: 000016109
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Issue: How to install a Hotfix Resolution: There are several types of HOTFIXES. fsfix, jar, and zip.   FSFIX  -> This is for Windows clients. This hotfix can be run on each Windows clients. JAR     -> This is for Policy Manager deployment. You can deploy hotfix using Policy Manager automatically. ZIP      -> This contains both FSFIX and JAR, sometimes only one from those. Users need to extract this file. [Note] Internet Explorer may change the file extension for fsfix/ jar to ".zip" This is due to the security setting. When it happens, please change the file extension back to the original one. [How to install] Fsfix Download the fsfix fix to target machine. Double click fsfix. Message is shown. Click "Yes" to proceed. Wait until installation finishes. You can see message window when it's finished. Click "OK" to finish installation.   Jar Open policy manager console and select "installation" Click on "Installation package". Click on "Import" and import Jar file. Click on "Close" Select target PC(or domain) and click on "install package". Select package name and click on "OK" Deploy policy to targets. Sometimes, a reboot is recommended. Please reboot your PC, if needed. This message is shown based on your OS status even if the hotfix does not need an OS reboot. Article no: 000014849
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Issue: DeepGuard blocks the application. This was determined to be a high-risk application by system control heuristics.  After the file SHA-1 hash and file path is excluded in F-Secure Client Security 13.x/14.x, Deepguard continues to block the application Resolution: You can exclude the network drivers from being scanned, by doing the following: Log in to Policy Manager Console Click on the Settings tab Click on Advanced View Navigate to F-Secure DeepGuard Click Settings Click Excluded applications and enter the exclusion in UNC format, like:'\\servername\share\folder\to\the\app.exe' If this location is also mapped to a drive letter, then another exclusion must also be added in the mapped format, so for example ' N:\folder\to\the\app.exe' If the network drive was mapped to N. Both formats are needed, as mapped network drives are user-specific, settings and DeepGuard can't automatically do the user based drive letter mapping. Folder based exclusions on network drives are also supported. Please refer to the screenshot below when making the exclusions: 7. Distribute the policy Note: If you are using F-Secure Client Security 13.10, kindly upgrade to 13.11 since the latest version has improvements for DeepGuard. Wildcard exclusions are only applicable for Real-time scanning. For Deepguard exclusion, kindly use file or folder path. F-Secure Security Cloud (ORSP) has a higher priority compared to SHA-1 exclusions. Only file or folder path exclusion has higher priority over ORSP. If you are using Policy Manager Version 14.xx. This setting has been replaced by Files and applications excluded from scanning, which applies to version 12.x, 13.x, and 14.x hosts. Your existing trusted applications have been moved to the new setting. Article no: 000004819
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Issue: This article is applicable for the following products: Server Security 12.x, Email and Server Security 12.x, PSB Server Security 12, PSB Email and Server Security. How to uninstall F-Secure Server products on Windows server using Uninstallation Tool? Resolution: Although F-Secure Uninstallation Tool is not supported to be used on Windows server, the tool can be used for special cases with the following instructions. Important! DO NOT run this tool if you have Policy Manager installed on the same server. It will delete everything including the H2DB database and will cause data loss. Download the tool from here Open Command Prompt (cmd) with Run as Administrator... option Navigate to the folder where you saved the UninstallationTool.exe (e.g. Downloads) cd C:\Users\<your username>\Downloads Type in Uninstallationtool.exe -a --server to launch the Uninstallation Tool Follow the instruction on the screen and allow the tool to finish the uninstallation Uninstallation will be done. Article no: 000001459
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Issue: This article is applicable to the following F-Secure products: Client Security, Policy Manager, PSB Portal, and Computer Protection Is there a way to prevent customers from copying data to USB storage devices with F-Secure device contol? Can we block all USB storage devices with Business Suite Products Resolution: You can limit or block access permissions for removable drives using Device control. Refer to the following link for instructions: Limiting access permissions for removable drives Blocking device access using predefined rules Getting Hardware ID for a device Note: Device control can only be configured from the Policy Manger or PSB Portal (Profile editor). There is no local configuration user interface.   Article no: 000002202
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