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Event ID 36888 : common when installing 3rd Party Security App?


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I'm looking at a Win 8 Enterprise RTM that I just installed and have not used much. Turned off Defender and installed AVAST. I see several instances of Event ID 36888 schannel fatal error. Found a thread on social.microsoft, still fresh, not much help - seems lots of windows 8 users see this error and are fumbling around for ways to either stop it or better yet find the real culprit. I'm concerned because I was getting huge network-speed drops - something blocking the download side, not upload. Haven't found the real cause, hence the search for events and solutions.

is there a resolution for this or a recommended Root-Cause process?

secondly, whether related or not - Is there a need with 8 to patch the security framework for such 3rd party Security Apps? AVAST [one of its great values] does a good job of sniffing the network, identifying malicious links/URL's and such but I wonder if it is being impeded by a security process in 8? Do I need to inform the Windows Firewall? I turned off Smartscreen because, despite the option to notify for an override, I was not being given the opportunity to 'allow' when things got blockaded.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, Win 10P, Win7-all, RIP XPP, 'droid 2.2, 2.3,4.x, 5..IOS,
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    many: E5440, 430 G1, E45, G4-1117DX, X120E, DC7600, X83VB-X2, NC10, Droids, Galaxy,
    too many
    Graphics Card(s)
    Internet Speed

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