Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.

EJB
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Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.

Defender and F-Secure are both running anti virus simultaneously. Defender doesn't seem to 'see' F-Secure.

Two identical PCs both running Windows 10 version 1803...only one PC is affected the other acknowledges that F-Secure AV is the default application.

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Superuser

Re: Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.


@EJB wrote:

No, I have tried that...I will uninstall F-Secure and reinstall it and see what happens.

 

There was a post suggesting that F-Secure techs were trying to resolve this problem but no further information.


Hello,

 

I think that maybe reinstallation is a good try (if your F-Secure installation was before upgrade to system Windows 10 1803 version - maybe something with wrong state).

 

But did you mean this topic:

https://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure-SAFE/F-Secure-Safe-and-Windows/m-p/107988

?

If yes -> sounds that maybe it should be applied only to further Windows 10 builds/versions (as current Windows Insider).

 

Also, there was such discussion (for Business solution):

https://community.f-secure.com/t5/Business/Windows-2016-Server-and-Windows/m-p/102455

I read that recent Windows 10 update was with some strange impact when certain 'editions' are switched to completely another ones; or certain features goes be enabled (when should not be). Most likely it is not your situation, but just as potential point.

 

Thanks!

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Superuser

Re: Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.

Have you tried manually disabling Windows Defender?

EJB
Supporter

Re: Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.

Yes, but it resets at each Windows update.

On my other PCs Defender is active (also on this PC before this situation) except it indicates that F-Secure is the default AV and Defender monitors.

EJB
Supporter

Re: Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.

In answer to a received email...No, I haven't got an answer to this specific problem.

Superuser

Re: Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.

Hello,

 

Sorry for my reply. I'm also only F-Secure user (their home solutions).

 

Just interesting:

If you turn off all F-Secure security features ( https://help.f-secure.com/product.html#home/safe-windows/latest/en/task_F60CB7E5D63540B9B7C4D6A027FE... )

And then back it 'ON' after some seconds/minute -> does Windows Defender will be disabled after that? Or anyway running?

 

Thanks!

EJB
Supporter

Re: Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.

No, I have tried that...I will uninstall F-Secure and reinstall it and see what happens.

 

There was a post suggesting that F-Secure techs were trying to resolve this problem but no further information.

Superuser

Re: Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.


@EJB wrote:

No, I have tried that...I will uninstall F-Secure and reinstall it and see what happens.

 

There was a post suggesting that F-Secure techs were trying to resolve this problem but no further information.


Hello,

 

I think that maybe reinstallation is a good try (if your F-Secure installation was before upgrade to system Windows 10 1803 version - maybe something with wrong state).

 

But did you mean this topic:

https://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure-SAFE/F-Secure-Safe-and-Windows/m-p/107988

?

If yes -> sounds that maybe it should be applied only to further Windows 10 builds/versions (as current Windows Insider).

 

Also, there was such discussion (for Business solution):

https://community.f-secure.com/t5/Business/Windows-2016-Server-and-Windows/m-p/102455

I read that recent Windows 10 update was with some strange impact when certain 'editions' are switched to completely another ones; or certain features goes be enabled (when should not be). Most likely it is not your situation, but just as potential point.

 

Thanks!

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EJB
Supporter

Re: Windows Defender running AV with F-Secure.

Thank you Ukko those links are the ones I have seen.

Have un/reinstalled but there is no change.

My other virtually identical Desktop doesn't have this problem! 

Both Defender and F-Secure seem to be operating OK together so I will leave it for the time being.