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Windows 7: Random Adobe update led to Microsoft SE disabled; infected?!


08 Jul 2012   #21

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Start/Help and Support and type in remove restore point and it will guide you through it. You could also use Ccleaner to do it under Tools. Using Ccleaner you can also wipe free space for a little more insurance.

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08 Jul 2012   #22

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Can you enable the firewall now? You are able to remove java (uninstall), most people don't even use it anymore.
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08 Jul 2012   #23

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Start/Help and Support and type in remove restore point and it will guide you through it. You could also use Ccleaner to do it under Tools. Using Ccleaner you can also wipe free space for a little more insurance.

I have Ccleaner; got it from a previous situation.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Can you enable the firewall now? You are able to remove java (uninstall), most people don't even use it anymore.

I got rid of Java; good idea just in case. I don't even know what exactly I use it for. It can't be for flash.


As for my firewall; it's all confusion. Nothing that I'm seeing is telling me if it's on or off, and even if I wanted to change it, it does tell me that I can and how, without showing me what it's telling me. For example, if I wanted to allow something through firewall:



It's the same for recommended settings, or to turn it off, etc. And this is what it shows if I click advanced settings:



See what I mean? What does it mean? Does it look like my firewall is in trouble and needs to be fixed?
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08 Jul 2012   #24

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Yes, have you clicked "use recommended settings"?

Run this fix: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/wi...agnostic/en-us
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08 Jul 2012   #25

Windows 7
 
 

I did. The first image is exactly ehat it shows.
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08 Jul 2012   #26

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I added a bit to my last post. Run that tool to try to fix it
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08 Jul 2012   #27

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, I did it. It said the problem was that it didn't allow me to change its settings, which I already knew, and while it said it was repaired, it really didn't. It's still the same with the same error messages, and confusing screens like the ones I posted before.
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08 Jul 2012   #28

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Annnnnnd we're back to the repair install....
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08 Jul 2012   #29

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, and I looked at that page you linked, and it looks dangerous, right? There were alot of warnings. And the type of Windows 7 with or without SP1, I don't know which I have, or if I have the DVD it mentions.

But, if I were to ask a dumb question: when you're on your computer, internet or not, and something wants to access your computer, and it asks if you want it to do so, isn't that the firewall?
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09 Jul 2012   #30

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No, the firewall prevents potentially malicious stuff/devices from going/loading to your computer. What you are talking about is built into your web browser, such as IE9, that warns you not to go to a website or that a download is potentially dangerous. Many types of different built in security for windows that we take advantage of every day.

The repair install should tell you how to find out if you have sp1 installed, and also how to remove it if you do. You will need to install all the updates again, but at least the computer will be fixed. Do make sure you have the right CD before you begin, however.
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