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Windows 7: Problem after Windows Update of today (July 10, 2012)

13 Jul 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Actually, you need only one anti-malware, namely, WDO.

The two programs F5ing listed for keeping your system up-to-date are excellent. I've used and use both occasionally to make sure that I've not missed an update.


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13 Jul 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Bobke,

Run WDO.

When finished, report back and I will walk you thru reading, cutting and pasting.
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13 Jul 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Bobke,

Quote:
I did not understand the end of your post. Is that a script I have to execute when I fire up Win 7 after the execution of Windows Defender Offline? Or are those steps (STEP 1, STEP 2 as instructions inside the script) that I need to execute manually?

Yes. That's a script to execute when you fire up Win 7 after execution of Windows Defender Offline.

I'm including herein the instructions.

Actually, since all lines with # are ignored, you can copy that entire script with CTRL + C and then paste using right-click.


You fire up POWERSHELL.
You paste the script into PowerShell by right-clicking at a powershell prompt.

Ctrl + V does NOT WORK. Annoying feature of PowerShell.

Now here's the explanation:

# **********************INSTRUCTIONS**************************
# STEP 1 *****************************************************
# RUN PowerShell as administrator
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | do NOT hit ENTER |
# in the resulting PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
# choose "Run as administrator" from the resulting list
# Click on the YES button (if such appears)
#
# WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top
# for the guru:
# WIN key | type POWERSHELL | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
# ************************************************************
# STEP 2 *****************************************************
# COPY, using CTRL+C, every line of script down thru both EXIT statements
# PASTE into Powershell
#----Right-Click at the PowerShell Prompt
#----(Ctrl+V does not work)
# Start copying with first line without a # at start of the line
# Note: Actually, you can paste the entire file if you rather
#-------Lines starting with a # are ignored by PowerShell
# ************************************************************
# ***************** NOTE - POWERSHELL VERSION*****************
# if you receive this error msg:
#--Get-WinEvent: The system can not find the path specified
# you need to update your PowerShell
# you must be using Powershell 2.0 or later.
#
# To determine your Powershell version:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter $host.version
#---you should see at least:
# Major Minor Build Revision
# ----- ----- ----- --------
# 2......0......-1.....-1
#
# If you do not see the above, update your Vista/Win 7.
# ************************************************************
# *************** NOTE - EXECUTION POLICY*********************
# If you haven't set the execution policy, you may need to:
#---Run PowerShell
#---enter Set-ExecutionPolicy -executionpolicy remotesigned
# ************************************************************
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14 Jul 2012   #14
Bobke57

Windows 7
 
 

Hi F5ing,
Thanks for your reply. Those are very interesting tools!
But, if you don't mind, I will first follow the advise of Karlsnooks to execute WDO. So it will be a while before I can try PSI or Belarc. But I surely will!
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14 Jul 2012   #15
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bobke57 View Post
Hi F5ing,
Thanks for your reply. Those are very interesting tools!
But, if you don't mind, I will first follow the advise of Karlsnooks to execute WDO. So it will be a while before I can try PSI or Belarc. But I surely will!
That's perfectly fine. Always good to run another malware check!
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14 Jul 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Bobke,

Since I moved the instructions out of the script, then here is the script without the instructions:

Script:
# ************************************************************
# Zips up your log files from Windows Defender Offline
#  and extended info about the log files
# Places WDOlogs.ZIP on your Desktop
#
# ************************************************************

function New-Zip {
    
param([Parameter(Mandatory=$truePosition=0ValueFromPipeline=$true)]
    [
String$Path, [Switch] $PassThru, [Switch] $Force )
    
Process { if (Test-Path $path) {if (-not $Force) { return } }
    
Set-Content $path ("PK" + [char]+ [char]+ ("$([char]0)" 18))
    
$item Get-Item $path$item.IsReadOnly $false;if ($passThru) { $item } } }
function 
Copy-ToZip {param(
  [
Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=0,ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName=$true)] [Alias('FullName')] 
  [
String]$File, [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=1)] [String]$ZipFile,[Switch]$HideProgress,[Switch]$Force )
  
Begin {$ShellApplication = New-Object -ComObject Shell.Application
  
if (-not (Test-Path $ZipFile)) {New-Zip $ZipFile};$Path Resolve-Path $ZipFile
  $ZipPackage 
=$ShellApplication.Namespace("$Path")}
  
Process {$RealFile Get-Item $File; if (-not $RealFile) { return }        
  if (-
not $hideProgress) {$perc +=5; if ($perc -gt 100) { $perc 
    
Write-Progress "Copying to $ZipFile$RealFile.FullName -PercentComplete $perc}
  
$Flags 0; if ($force) {$flags 16 -bor 1024 -bor 64 -bor 512};Write-Verbose $realFile.Fullname
   $ZipPackage
.CopyHere($realFile.Fullname$flags);Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 500}}

$fileinfo join-path $env:TEMP \wdofileinfo.txt
IF (test-path $fileinfo) {del $fileinfo -ea:silentlycontinue -force:$true}
$dir $env:windir '\Microsoft Antimalware\Support'
$a dir $dir  -rec -force -ea:silentlycontinue sort-object -property lastwritetime 
$b 
$a where {$_.extension -eq '.log'} |Select  modefullnamenamecreationtimelastwritetime,  lastaccesstimelengthextension
$b 
out-file -append $fileinfo
$b 
| foreach ($_.fullname) {get-content -path $_.fullname} | out-file -append $fileinfo 
$ziploc 
$env:userprofile '\desktop\WDOlogs.ZIP'
new-zip $ziploc -verbose:$false -ea:silentlycontinue -force:$true
copy
-tozip  $fileinfo $ziploc -verbose:$false -hideprogress:$true
del $fileinfo

EXIT
EXIT

# ************************************************************ 
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14 Jul 2012   #17
dwarfer66

 

No offence guys but are you being paid by microsoft to tell everyone to use WDO, I have noticed that every problem concerning viruses etc, that is about the only thing you now recommend. Just curious.
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14 Jul 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

No offense taken. We just believe in recommending the best.
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14 Jul 2012   #19
Bobke57

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Karlsnooks,
I have run WDO.
When I selected Full Scan, I did not see an option to select drives, so I just started the scan.
I presume it did all of them, since it took several hours.
When that was finished, I exited WDO, pulled out the USB-stick, and let it reboot to Windows 7.
I do see that there is indeed a folder \Windows\Microsoft Antimalware\Support.

I copied your script in Powershell, following the instructions. I used the first version that you posted, I was not aware at that time that you have posted a new version without the instructions, but I presume this does not matter.

The Powershell window closed almost immediately, and then it must have run in the background, no displayed window, I see nothing happening anymore.
Did it run well? What is the result of the script?

I also can confirm that I have Powershell version 2.0, when I checked that (earlier), I got the response:
Major Minor Build Revision
----- ----- ----- --------
2 0 -1 -1

One other thing. When I typed powershell after pressing the Win key, there were 3 different lines in the list:
Windows Powershell
Windows Powershell ISE
Windows Powershell Modules
I used (right-clicked) the first one. Was that the correct choice?

What to do next?
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14 Jul 2012   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

# ************************************************************
# Zips up your log files from Windows Defender Offline
# and extended info about the log files
# Places WDOlogs.ZIP on your Desktop
#
# ************************************************************


# in the resulting PROGRAMS list, right-click on WINDOWS POWERSHELL |
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