For the last year, cyber-criminals succeeded in a few significant cyber attacks by using weaknesses in Windows operating system, and so-called “supply chain” attack approaches. As a response, since September 2021, for the latest Windows 10 version (20H2), Microsoft turned ON by default protection against potentially unwanted apps (PUA) by blocking them when a user is downloading setup file. Windows defender incorrectly flagged Staffcounter Setup as PUA due to functionality like screenshots, screen reading and keylogging. At the same time, Symantec EndPoint protection also labeled SafeJKA code signature as “WS.Reputation” flag. We have submitted an application of False-Positive detection to both organizations. To change the StaffCounter reputation level in Windows Defender cloud-based Threat intelligence, we also have released an extra update.
For now, we assure you it is absolutely safe to install StaffCounter Setup file. If you encounter difficulties downloading setup file – use “Allow on this Device” option in Windows Threat protection dialog.