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Windows 7: Win7 x64 Sp1 (have sfc log) crashes and errors after updates-malware?

26 Nov 2013   #81
circumvent

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
What's the kb#? Open up Programs and Features, click on 'view installed updates' and tell me what failed... hopefully it will show.
I did as instructed, and it didn't show unfortunately...I was looking for a kb# as well, because the error code I got after it downloaded but failed to install was, what the hell? Ok my computer appears to be scared of you Jacee...it installed and I have to restart... The force is indeed unparalleled with you...

I am now and forever skipping anything bing related, but they are 2 optional updates along with the IE update; the bing bar and desktop...my initial thought was that not downloading/installing those were the cause of the error in IE update. I didn't download/install them yet IE update just installed.

Isn't my computer a technicians wet dream? lol


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26 Nov 2013   #82
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Don't bother with 'optional' updates. "Critical" updates are the most important. You can download recommended updates a few at a time, just to make sure they install and don't break anything.
(No Bing for me! )

Before I download and install any MS updates, I [I]always[/U] clean temporary files. Use TFC for this, and reboot when it's finished cleaning.
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26 Nov 2013   #83
circumvent

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Don't bother with 'optional' updates. "Critical" updates are the most important. You can download recommended updates a few at a time, just to make sure they install and don't break anything.
(No Bing for me! )

Before I download and install any MS updates, I [I]always[/U] clean temporary files. Use TFC for this, and reboot when it's finished cleaning.
Okie, thanks...I normally skip optional unless driver or definitions related...except for bing, because I had read somewhere that bing was necessary for other microsoft stuff to work (though I hate bing lol)...

Will definitely take the "one-at-a-time" approach from now on to make sure nothing goes wrong...and thanks for the TFC link and tip...I was browsing bleeping computer site...lots of info and downloads...

and on restart, no elevated rights message, so will work backwards to figure out what I did...any thoughts on mbam ant-exploit program as a security measure?
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26 Nov 2013   #84
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Anything by MBam is good

Bing has nothing to do with MS software working. It is a 'search engine' like Google.... only

Quote:
I normally skip optional unless driver or definitions related
Get your driver updates from the original product source page, not through MS updates.
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26 Nov 2013   #85
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did we ever solve that error message on bootup? I guarantee its a software application causing it in your startup list.
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27 Nov 2013   #86
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Did we ever solve that error message on bootup? I guarantee its a software application causing it in your startup list.
See post #73 above
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27 Nov 2013   #87
circumvent

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Did we ever solve that error message on bootup? I guarantee its a software application causing it in your startup list.

Yep, well at least I hope I did...I went over all of the startup via msconfig and found some old sony services, didn't delete them, but disabled them.

And I was using Alternative flash player updater, disabled that from startup and set it to manual and that seemed to help.

I made a personal log file of changes I made, but before I post it as a possible fix, want to make sure it actually works...but your suggestion was definitely what put me on track there...

the force is also strong in you...and I feel like padawan with his first light saber lol
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27 Nov 2013   #88
circumvent

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Anything by MBam is good

Bing has nothing to do with MS software working. It is a 'search engine' like Google.... only

Quote:
I normally skip optional unless driver or definitions related
Get your driver updates from the original product source page, not through MS updates.
Damn youse Bill Gates for lying to me about bing! And well, I don't have any driver updates needed I think, since this is a Toshiba laptop, I usually use the site if I'm unsure of an update offered by MS...

The funny thing is this isn't my first rodeo, and am really paranoid about security and viruses/malware...it's Santa I tell you....already drafted my strongly worded letter...******* came in whilst all was quiet throughout my office and I had left and logged on and did this.

So from now on, aside from regular scans (I have mbam set for flash scans everyday and full scans once a week, so you can tell why I was surprised at the inception of this problem), I'll use TFC once a week and eset online scan once a month...

I just want to go through this week to make sure everything is in order before citing this as "resolved" and though I wouldn't wish it on anyone, hopefully all of the advice you and Andrew offered can help someone browsing the thread (and also bow profusely before your greatness oh Gurus)
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02 Dec 2013   #89
circumvent

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

To Jacee and andrew129260....

Thank you guys sooo much...finally got all of the coal out of my xmas stocking (laptop)...ran vigorous scans and normal work stuff last week and everything seems to be pretty much fixed.

I hope this thread can help anyone else in dire straits...though please get the guidance of a Guru (both of mines are taken....grrrr) lol...

And hopefully I can help someone else in time as I stay active on the forum...learn something new everyday...

And Jacee especially, thanks for the patience and andrew, for the following up and suggestive guidance...I've actually been inspecting all aspects of my system, drivers and services mostly...it's how I managed to fix that error message. (but seeing as this is a toshiba, I'm hesitant to offer the actual fix, as it involved pre-config settings I don't think may be for all win7 users. (though look for stuff that is suspicious and ask..)

Jacee/Andrew...hope if I ever have an issue, I can PM u guys so I'll know which forum to go to and alert you that I'm back on Santa's naughty list...Wrongly!!

So with a smile (and nervous stomach because I'm scared the tech Gods may be waiting for me to do this and then mess with me) I'm marking this resolved.

Happy Holidays guys!
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02 Dec 2013   #90
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@circumvent

Glad you got everything sorted Let us know if you need help again with anything else. If your ever not sure what/where to post, just post in the general discussion as it can be easily moved. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you as well!
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