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Windows 7: Windows Defender Offline

31 May 2011   #109
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Defender Offline

How to Use Windows Defender Offline



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08 Jan 2012   #110
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Karl,

Looks like a beta bug.
Thanks shawn,

Really don't understand how they could have missed this. In fact, the log was one of the parts of the Sweeper that I had hoped that they improved.

Any idea how one is to obtain the results of the scan after having closed WDO?

I don't have an infected system to test if case of an infection there is an entry in to log.

That log was a big help when assisting a person because I could have them attach the log to see what was found.

This is a serious bug.

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08 Jan 2012   #111
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It is extremely complicated .

No idea why MS is doing it that way.

I have a copy of Esetsmartinstaller on my boot media.

The app. is 32 bit coded - so chuck it into any type of 32 bit pe , bartpe , pe2, pe3, pe4 doesn't matter - it just works.

It will scan any windows o/s you have installed - 32 or 64 bit doesn't matter.

That is all . It is only 2mb.

It is free.

You can give it a go if you like.

Attachment 192135

If you have made the 32 MS bootable usb - just chuck esetsmartinstaller on there - anywhere you like - windows\system32 is probably easiest to point at.

You need to point at it in some way.

Here's a very simple way to do that:

Change the Windows\System32\winpeshl.ini to start command prompt instead of the MS scanner.

Type esestsmartinstaller at cmd prompt and off it goes.

Change winpeshl.ini

From

Code:
[LaunchApp] 
AppPath = "%ProgramFiles%\OfflineScannerShell\OfflineScannerShell.exe"
To

Code:
[LaunchApps] 
wpeinit
cmd.exe
Because you have now launched cmd as the shell - you can of course use it to fire up The MS scanner instead - just type the path to it , or start notepad, or regedit, or anything else you have in there.
Many thanks for the info.
Soon I'll be downloadinig and making changes to my WDO stick.
karl
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09 Jan 2012   #112
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Karl,

Looks like a beta bug.
Hi Shawn,
Also the Standalone System Sweeper link now results in a download of the new WDO.

This bug makes the program useless for me because the only feedback I can get is one where the only useful info for me is the start time, stop time and where the definitions were found (essentially the drive letter of the usb stick).

Hope we get a fix soon.
Karl
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09 Jan 2012   #113
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That stinks. I hope the next release will address this.
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05 Feb 2012   #114
Keith2468

Windows Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I am glad to see other people testing this out.

One of the aspect of home users (the target audience) going around inserting a USB memory stick in a bunch of computers, some of which are infected, is the possibility of accidentally booting from the C: instead of the USB stick, and the USB stick getting infected.

Because of that I think it is safer to stick with generally re-formating the memory stick when possible, and then doing a clean install.

The target audience is home users, so keep it simple, keep it easy, make it as fool resistant as possible, and widely publicize it.

That is my feeling anyway.
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05 Mar 2012   #115
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Don't know if this is the right thread. Please direct elsewhere if not the right place.

A dialog saying that Windows Defender is turned off, and the computer won't be protected shows up every time the computer is started.

Microsoft Security Essentials is installed on this Seven Home Premium , so, Windows Defender should be automatically turned off by it.

Disabled the WD service settings, but the dialog mentioned above still shows up. Also, uninstalled and reinstalled MSE, but, the dialog box still shows.

How can the dialog be stopped from showing?

Thanks for your help.

Please remove...posted in the Vista forum.
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05 Mar 2012   #116
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Canardblanc,

You could use the tutorial below to turn off this security Action Center message to stop it.

Action Center - Change Message Settings

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Mar 2012   #117
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Well, my bad...it is Vista!!

Clicked on “Change the way Security Center alerts me
and the option: “Don’t notify me, but display the icon

Need to move this to the Vista forum...

Please remove my two posts. Thanks!
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05 Mar 2012   #118
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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25 Jul 2012   #119
5Clint7

Windows 8 Pro with Media center 64-bit
 
 

Just made me one and tested it. It works great with no errors or infections. I was sent her from this tread.
Registry section information
I thought I had a key logger.
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