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  1. #21


    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    I simply removed the MRT.exe file from Windows/System32 and put in on a backup drive.
    No more errors, even after maintenance.
    I downloaded the manual version of the MSRT Tool from Microsoft and it ran fine with no issues.
    Since so many users are experiencing this (at least those who look at the logs), my feeling is this may be an issue only with the February MSRT from Windows Update. I'll wait and see if it's fixed with the next update due on March 11.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    So many users? There's 2 or 3 of you (here anyway.)

    If there was an issue with it, neither you nor I would be able to post on this site due to denial of service.

    Like I keep saying, something inherent to the problem systems is causing it to crash, and that #1 likely reason is malware or rootkit.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Can you recommend an antivirus program to check whether there is malware or rootkit. I have already ran Malwarebytes.
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by werty View Post
    Can you recommend an antivirus program to check whether there is malware or rootkit. I have already ran Malwarebytes.
    Now we're talking. I hope you don't find anything, but it's the right thing to check, IMHO.

    I think Malwarebytes makes a separate rootkit scanner, ADWCleaner seemed pretty nifty last I used it and Norton makes some kind of tool to scan for rootkits. (I just wouldn't install anything from Norton that keeps permanent drivers on the machine. I don't think the scanner does, but I never used it.)

    And then there's this, specifically to search out TDSS rootkit and variants: TDSSKiller Download

    If they don't find anything, then you either have something that some genius made lol or system is clean and well.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    I have scanned with TDSSKiller. This is the result:
    Click image for larger version
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  6. #26


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    I keep telling you - it's not malware.
    Not everybody checks the error logs.

    I deleted MRT.exe as well. Waiting for March updates to kick in (11/3/14).
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  7. #27


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 32bit/64bit


    I am using three machines with Windows 8.1, I encountered the same issue on two of them at the same time. I solved the issue for one via reinstalling of the OS a few days later as the errors bugged me. Another point of the problem is that one is able to use MRT manually but it keeps crashing during or after an automatic maintenance.
    The problem started on that patch day and I do not think that persistently pointing to any malware is the way to go here, the culprit could be something else.

    As for the number of people having this issue: the numbers or users here reporting this problem is by no means representative, if noone repots here that can never mean that everything is nice and ok and noone has problems.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by anthropos View Post
    I am using three machines with Windows 8.1, I encountered the same issue on two of them at the same time.
    Thanks for the information that supports the probability of malware present to the highest degree.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 32bit/64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by anthropos View Post
    I am using three machines with Windows 8.1, I encountered the same issue on two of them at the same time.
    Thanks for the information that supports the probability of malware present to the highest degree.
    I know you would say that: you want to see malware so everthing would indicate maleware to you; MRT gave negative results so far as other programs but that is not going to convince you as you convinced yourself already.
    I would have got maleware through Windows Update as the error happend directly afterwards and I just used that PC for updating the same day the error has started.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 1,883
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    I don't want to see anything in particular. I go by odds and facts, and that is always the smartest way to do, regardless if the hunches are correct in the end or not. That's all.
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