Windows, Windows


To a limited extent, F-Secure can detect security vulnerabilities of Windows settings. They are detected with the name "Windows". By selecting the option to remove them with F-Secure's product, the settings will be set to secure again.


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Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may block the file from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.

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Technical Details

Windows is the name for lowered security settings caused by an unknown or previous malware infection. It may be so that the malware infection was previously removed but left the lowered security settings behind. Removing or quarantining these means, in this case, restoring the settings to their defaults, in order to prevent more malware from entering the system. One example is when the option to install unsigned ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer has been set to enable, thus allowing dangerous or malicious third party ActiveX controls to be silently installed.

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