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Malewarebytes and other av apps want run

  1. #11


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    In the same elevated command prompt run this::

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    It may appear to be stalled at 20% but let it run.

    Once completed, run the sfc /scannow again and reboot the computer.

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  2. #12


    Thanks Nucci. Repair finished and sfc is running.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    If you are still having problems, a clean reinstall of Windows may be in order.


    Did HitmanPro find anything ?

    Agree with Nuccii, I recommend a Refresh or Reinstall on Win 8.
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  4. #14


    Hitman Pro only found tracking cookies. I was able to run Windows Defender and it found this: Trojan:Win/Wysotot.gen!A

    Should have said this is Win 8.1 Pro. I found the malewarebytes wouldn't run because it said the trial had expired, even though I dowloaded the file today and did a reinstall. I found it would open a window in safe mode.

    Combo fix said it wouldn't run on Windows 7. Started to do a clean install last night and my dvd player took a long time to load Win 8 install disc. Think I will swap it out. When i upgraded i got Win 8.1 from the app store so I guess I can't get win 8.1 back unless I install Win 8.0 first, or do I have a setup on my hd?
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  5. #15


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    When you are finally set in, create an image back up with Macrium Reflect Free on a regular basis. Saves a lot of headaches if you have problems and have to reinstall

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

    Whenever you install programs, do not select Express or Recommended installs, choose Custom install, that way you will be sure you get what you wanted and no garbage like Trials and Toolbars etc.
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  6. #16


    Thanks everyone. I appreaciate the link to Macrium Reflect Nucci. I had an image I did with To do Backup but the rescue disk wouldn't recognize it.
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  7. #17


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Your welcome
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  8. #18


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Hitman Pro only found tracking cookies. I was able to run Windows Defender and it found this: Trojan:Win/Wysotot.gen!A

    Should have said this is Win 8.1 Pro. I found the malewarebytes wouldn't run because it said the trial had expired, even though I dowloaded the file today and did a reinstall. I found it would open a window in safe mode.

    Combo fix said it wouldn't run on Windows 7. Started to do a clean install last night and my dvd player took a long time to load Win 8 install disc. Think I will swap it out. When i upgraded i got Win 8.1 from the app store so I guess I can't get win 8.1 back unless I install Win 8.0 first, or do I have a setup on my hd?
    Look at Option One of this tutorial:

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    It lets you download an ISO of Windows 8.1 that includes Update 1 and you can use it for a clean install using your product key.
    This was just released by Microsoft. I saved as an ISO and created a boot-able USB.

    Jim
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  9. #19


    thanks Phone Man
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