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Windows 7: Microsoft System Sweeper

01 Jun 2011   #21

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

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01 Jun 2011   #22

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bonni24 View Post
As I posted in post #3 the program didn't run on my PC. It stopped with an error message after installing the necessary Windows files.
Is the possible reason for this behaviour that I'm running a German Windows version?
I haven't looked at Sweeper so it's possible the Beta doesn't support all languages yet. Just out of curiosity, is your operating system called Microsoft Fenster?
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01 Jun 2011   #23

Win 7
 
 

You are kidding?
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01 Jun 2011   #24

Windows 7 professional, Windows 7 ultimate, windows home server 2011, windows server 2008 r2
 
 

Wow, I work in a school and the kids come in all the time with spyware and viruses, am always looking for something new should get a kid in before the end of the week so will try and will let you all know how it goes.

Also on a side note it is good to hear that Microsoft are going to even more ends to stop crap on windows, I find the biggest complaint from kids about windows (bar from not being Mac) are the viruses. Even though windows 7 with a virus scanner and defender has improved things greatly there are still major issues and all of there work helps.
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02 Jun 2011   #25

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Dell Speedstep

I had the same problem with a Dell Optiplex 745, other 745's worked fine. I compared the BIOS settings and found that the 745 that set the error code had the Speedstep turned on. After turning Speedstep off... no worries program ran fine.
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02 Jun 2011   #26
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I noticed the mpam-fe.exe file in the root of my drive and thought that looks familiar. It appears to be the Microsoft Security Essentials definitions file. If so you my be able to just download the latest from here > Get the latest definitions - Microsoft Malware Protection Center < and just replace that one file instead of formating your thumbdrive every time you want to update it. I compared the details tab under properties to a definitions file I downloaded today and they are a perfect match. Its mpam-fe64.exe for the 64 bit version.
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02 Jun 2011   #27
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I noticed the mpam-fe.exe file in the root of my drive and thought that looks familiar. It appears to be the Microsoft Security Essentials definitions file. If so you my be able to just download the latest from here > Get the latest definitions - Microsoft Malware Protection Center < and just replace that one file instead of formating your thumbdrive every time you want to update it. I compared the details tab under properties to a definitions file I downloaded today and they are a perfect match. Its mpam-fe64.exe for the 64 bit version.
Nice find Kerry.

In addition though...


When running the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Tool again on the same USB flash drive, if the following conditions below are met, the tool will only download definitions (approx. 60MB) and update the USB drive without reformatting it.

The USB flash drive has Standalone System Sweeper previously installed on it.
The Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Tool version that was used to create the bootable USB flash drive the first run is the same as being used for the second run.
Files on the USB flash drive are not damaged or missing (the tool will verify that).
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03 Jun 2011   #28

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Sounds like Microsoft is getting even deeper to stop the bad things from happening. If it still happens, a free tool to help you out. Yes it's in Beta, but doesn't most things start that way? I would like to thank all those who use Beta and all the testing so the rest of us get a great program.
I'd like to join in the thanking whoever tried the beta of the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Tool!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
I downloaded and installed the x64 on a USB drive and scanned. Worked out fine.

Although even though it says it just needs 250MB worth of space on a USB drive (which kind of implies it doesn't need to format it), it still needed to format the USB drive even though the drive was already bootable. So that was a little misleading...
I will pass your comment to support Airbot - thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
...Maybe I'm a little short on basic PC knowledge. When I installed the program to the USB drive, it was "F", and I chose to scan "C". When the scan ran it was scanning drive "E", is this normal? Whatever drive the system boots from is considered C:\?
Britton, the drive letter of your mounted USB drive, nor the drive letter of your already installed operating might different when booting off the USB drive create by the tool.
Hope that helps.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bonni24 View Post
As I posted in post #3 the program didn't run on my PC. It stopped with an error message after installing the necessary Windows files.
Is the possible reason for this behaviour that I'm running a German Windows version?
Bonnie24, your error is not related to having run wrong configuration as Brink suggested. Since this is on beta and not fully supported yet, we'll try to have a look at it soon but I can't commit to anything.
Also, please make sure you are using the latest release of this beta, as downloaded from Microsoft's connect site.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by borg6 View Post
I had the same problem with a Dell Optiplex 745, other 745's worked fine. I compared the BIOS settings and found that the 745 that set the error code had the Speedstep turned on. After turning Speedstep off... no worries program ran fine.
Thanks borg6. I'll pass this bit of info to support.





Please note that this is not an official support forum for the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper tool. Solutions to issues with Microsoft products can be found here.
The information I provided in this post is relevant for version 1.0.856.0 of the tool.
I just happen to pass through this forum and providing assistance out of good will.
I'd like to thank you all for trying out Microsoft's beta release of this tool - it's greatly appreciated.
This tool's official beta page can be found at Microsoft's Connect site.

Thanks,
Guy Arad.
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03 Jun 2011   #29
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I noticed the mpam-fe.exe file in the root of my drive and thought that looks familiar. It appears to be the Microsoft Security Essentials definitions file. If so you my be able to just download the latest from here > Get the latest definitions - Microsoft Malware Protection Center < and just replace that one file instead of formating your thumbdrive every time you want to update it. I compared the details tab under properties to a definitions file I downloaded today and they are a perfect match. Its mpam-fe64.exe for the 64 bit version.
Nice find Kerry.

In addition though...


When running the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Tool again on the same USB flash drive, if the following conditions below are met, the tool will only download definitions (approx. 60MB) and update the USB drive without reformatting it.

The USB flash drive has Standalone System Sweeper previously installed on it.
The Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Tool version that was used to create the bootable USB flash drive the first run is the same as being used for the second run.
Files on the USB flash drive are not damaged or missing (the tool will verify that).
I have to admit, I just downloaded it to play with and didn't read though all the documentation. I also downloaded the latest versions for the Safety Scanner, Malicious Software Removal Tool, and MSE definitions, at the same time. Otherwise I probably wouldn't have noticed the mpam-fe file. I was thinking it would be kind of hard on your flash drive if it formated it every time you updated it. Looks like Microsoft thought of that too,
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03 Jun 2011   #30

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just downloaded the x64 bit version to a USB drive. I have 3 hdds, 2 with Windows on and a whole drive with Linux Mint on. So I press F12 once "only boot choice" and choose either my Windows Drive or Linux.
When I tried to boot the system sweeper USB stick nothing happened for a while-black screen-and then Linux booted. Hey ho.
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