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Windows 7: Problem with Windows Defender

24 Feb 2011   #11

Windows 7 home premium 32bit

The CF is new from the link that you provided. Sophos is a paid corporate edition. The ESET log is attached. Defender still fails to load with the message, "Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006. The handle is invalid."

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24 Feb 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Download ATF Cleaner Welcome to the Frontpage -
Click "Main" > check 'select all' (except Prefetch) this first time using it, then click "Empty Selected". Do the same for FireFox or Opera if you use either of those browsers.
Finally go to Control Panel > Internet Options.
On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files".
Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK.

Now download JavaRa and run |MG| JavaRA 1.16 Beta Download

Update your Java!

  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u24 allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • The page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u24-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.

Now type services.msc in the start search box. Click on the icon. When the window opens, see if Windows Defender is set to automatic and started. To do this, right click and choose properties
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24 Feb 2011   #13

Windows 7 home premium 32bit

Ok seems that the Defender service is not in my service list.....weird? anyway to reinstall this?
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24 Feb 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You don't need it if you have good anti-malware programs running. I disabled it ages ago, on all three of my computers.

Make sure Sophos is updated and running. Also keep MalwareBytes' updated.

Are you still getting redirected?
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24 Feb 2011   #15

Windows 7 home premium 32bit

seems to be fine right now. If I notice anything else I'll be sure to let you know. Thankyou to everyone for the help.
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24 Feb 2011   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Let's do a little clean-up ...

  • Click START then RUN
  • Now type Combofix /uninstall in the runbox and click OK. Note the space between the X and the U, it needs to be there.
  • When shown the disclaimer, Select "2"

The above procedure will:
Delete the following:
  • ComboFix and its associated files and folders.

    • Reset the clock settings.
    • Hide file extensions, if required.
    • Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
    • Set a new, clean Restore Point.
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