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Unable to install Samsung Magician due to vulnerability detected

(Topic created on: 11-10-2021 03:43 AM)
zunayeds
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I'm trying to install Samsung Magician 7.0 on my laptop which has Samsung 970 EVO SSD as primary storage.

It shows an error as in the image.

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OS details:
Windows 11 Home Single Language
Version 21H2

Screenshot from Device Manager:

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#SSD

#970EVO

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antikythera
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Apply today's Patch Tuesday updates for W11 and try again. You also may need to temporarily disable ransomware protection in Windows Defender to get Magician installed properly.
mccarthy1993
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I'm having the same issue now, same drive - Samsung 970 EVO SSD (2TB C: drive on laptop).  Only differences:

  • I'm on Windows  10.
  • I made sure all updates/patches were installed.
  • Ransomware protection is disabled.

Tried downloading the installer from the Samsung website, same problem. Tried running as administrator, same problem. Keep getting that same message: "A vulnerability was detected. The program will be closed"...

Any suggestions? 

 

UPDATE: I found a work-around - run SM 7.0 as administrator and update from within the app. Happy days 😁.

Would be good to know the cause of the issue though... anyone from Samsung lingering in these forums with an answer? 😋

woyvch
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Make a folder on the desktop with nothing inside of it and extract the zip file into there rather than just desktop or moving the extracted contents.
Run the installer with administrator privileges.

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