Support news: FotoFusion launch issues & slowdown caused by Microsoft security products

September 11, 2015 - 1 minute read

Hello Everyone,
There have been several questions recently regarding a slowdown when using FF on Windows machines. This may occur if you running Security Essentials (Windows 7) or Windows Defender (Windows 8&10), Microsoft’s two antivirus applications. A recent update of these antivirus applications has caused FotoFusion to slow to a crawl or not launch at all. This isn’t exclusive to FotoFusion, but to other software as well.

To resolve this issue, this please add C:/ProgramData/Lumapix to the list of exclusions within Security Essentials / Defender as shown in the attached video. After making the change, reboot your system and try relaunching FotoFusion. FotoFusion should one again respond normally.

Need some help to set up the exclusions? Check out this video:

If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact support at Support is available to take your call Monday through Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm EST.