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# 204960 25-Oct-2016 09:07
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Since getting pre-release 160916-1700 I have been getting a blue screen every morning.

 

The BSOD points it's big angry finger at MBAMSwissArmy.sys every time.

 

Once the computer has rebooted I'm good for the rest of the day, but the problem will be back when I start to use my PC the next day, so I guess its being caused by the scan that runs during the night.

 

It's been going on for a few days so I decided to google what was going on.

 

I cant find anything on Malware's site but I found this in Microsoft's forum : http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_perf/blue-screen-of-death-mbamswissarmysys/37bd7b1c-ea7e-4750-a678-f535f15ab1f3

 

The resolution seems to be to uninstall ALL 3rd party AV/malware products. I'm not sure if that is Microsoft's official response, but I've been using MBAM (licensed) since Win10 was first released with no problem until this version.

 

I know there are a few MBAM users here, is anyone else experiencing this issue?

 

 





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  # 1657232 25-Oct-2016 09:28
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When I installed preview 14946   as a clean build and installed Nod32 halfway thru the install I got the BSOD.   A Google search showed the same thing as you found.  I deleted the offending Nod32 file and  and win 10 booted OK but I can't remove or reinstall Nod 32 at present..

 

I see that 14946 is now out..





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  # 1657239 25-Oct-2016 09:44
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I'm on the slow ring so I'd be interested to know if any fast-ringers can confirm if the next release is more 3rd party friendly.





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  # 1657270 25-Oct-2016 10:29
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I doubt it's deliberate anti competitive activity. It's pre-release software I doubt third party providers are working on their products to make them work with fast or slow rings, maybe more so in release ring. Have you used the feedback tool to advise MSFT of this activity?





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  # 1657293 25-Oct-2016 10:55
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Hence my question mark, so don't start hating on me.

 

 





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  # 1657297 25-Oct-2016 11:02
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Not hating on you at all.

Report it and you would be best to delete the offending software. Stick with Windows Defender in the pre-release rings.




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  # 1657302 25-Oct-2016 11:11
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Surely it's up to third party providers to make sure their software remains compatible within the windows environment?





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  # 1657315 25-Oct-2016 11:14
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Is Defender really good enough though?

 

I get the whole beta scenario by the way. We are the guinea pigs, and when we find a problem that is seemingly caused by a new release, instead of saying "oops, did we break that, let us look into it" it's more like "sucks to be you, too bad you paid good money for that, delete it".

 

How can there be any proper testing of 3rd party AV products if Insiders are just told not to use them, full stop? I mean, whats next, all non-Microsoft software? Epic use of hyperbole by the way, but every slippery slope starts somewhere.

 

Either Microsoft or Malware will have to deal with it, probably in conjunction with each other. I just find their attitude a bit off here.





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  # 1657325 25-Oct-2016 11:25
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Did Microsoft provide that advice? The page linked does not contain any information provided by Microsoft.

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  # 1657331 25-Oct-2016 11:30
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sounds like you want to get off the Windows Insider Preview program builds and get back onto current branch.


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  # 1657341 25-Oct-2016 11:39
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I have no issues with Defender it does the job well on production builds and pre-release. I am on the slow ring at present.





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  # 1657365 25-Oct-2016 11:57
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gzt: Did Microsoft provide that advice? The page linked does not contain any information provided by Microsoft.

 

I dont know, I did question that myself in my original post.

 

It would be nice to know if the comments in that forum are endorsed by Microsoft or not though. It does look like an official MS site.

 

I see Nathan didn't confirm or deny it, just suggested I leave the slow ring, which seems entirely unhelpful.

 

But I dont mind "slow", and this is not the first software I've had go awry. And I can live with this fault, I'm sure it will be sorted in due course.

 

I gather from the responses so far that I am alone in my concerns, which is all I really needed to know.

 

 

 

 





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  # 1657532 25-Oct-2016 16:16
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Anyone can comment on those Microsoft forums that's the thing. Further I'd guess even a lot of the lower level ms people there are regarded as commenting somewhat informally.

The issue may or may not be a fault in the operating system. There are a lot of possibilities. Random example an additional security feature that ISVs have not yet catered for in their software. There could be good reasons if it is still present.

I'd guess the MS perspective is there will be faults and issues and they are very grateful for the metrics received from the insider program.


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  # 1657621 25-Oct-2016 18:31
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It looks like you are running insider preview which are developor builds. It is a good idea to use a dedicated test machine or VM for testing insider builds.




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  # 1657818 26-Oct-2016 02:23
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gzt: Did Microsoft provide that advice? The page linked does not contain any information provided by Microsoft.

 

I dont know, I did question that myself in my original post.

 

It would be nice to know if the comments in that forum are endorsed by Microsoft or not though. It does look like an official MS site.

 

I see Nathan didn't confirm or deny it, just suggested I leave the slow ring, which seems entirely unhelpful.

 

But I dont mind "slow", and this is not the first software I've had go awry. And I can live with this fault, I'm sure it will be sorted in due course.

 

I gather from the responses so far that I am alone in my concerns, which is all I really needed to know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry I wasn't helpful

 

these blog posts call out known issues with AVs

 

 

 

AV tends to always a problem because it uses very low level functions in the OS including filter drivers.  We see 99% appcompat between Win7/Win10. AV generally falls into the 1%

 

 

 

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/10/13/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-14946-for-pc-and-mobile/

 

 

 

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/10/19/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-14951-for-mobile-and-pc/

 

 

 

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