Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How to Download FreeFileSync without Malware

04 Feb 2015   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XP VM User View Post
Now I have a new problem... so I began a new Thread: Macrium Reflect--How to Use It....
Everything you need to know....Imaging with free Macrium

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2015   #22
XP VM User

Windows7 Professional 64bit
Thanks! Thanks! and more Thanks!

Hi Everyone!!

I wish to thank all who posted and helped me to get this far.

Summary of where I am:

1. Discussions on what types of Backup Programs work the best, settled on two: Macrium Reflex and AOEMI Backerupper as the best to choose.

2. Recommendation from all was to have not just one type of backup program, but two in case one fails, as they are only software and prone to all the trouble third party software can have.

3. Downloaded and Installed Macrium, but it did not work due to problems with VSS system on this laptop.

4. Thanks to the assistance here, I got AOMEI Backerupper to work and successfully made a backup using its own VSS "shadow copy" system

5. Confident I had at least "one" backup recently, we then Fixed/Repaired the problem on Windows 7 Registry about broken/taken over VSS System.

6. I then was able to use Macrium Reflect I purchased to make a second backup copy (first for Macrium that works!) using the native, repaired Windows 7 VSS system.

7. I then was able to get "free!!!" a permanent, successfully registered Professional copy of the AOMEI Backupper ver. 2.2 and it works so everything is ok there...

So in honor of all these accomplishments I'm closing most of the open threads that had problems with getting /obtaining/ installing/ using the various Backup systems we discussed here.

Now I'm going around to distribute as promised, some reps to those who helped me the most to succeed in this complicated backup jungle out there....

One final item left over.....

I started a new thread....... about AOMEI and getting its rescue boot disk downloaded... I got a few replies here: Question about WAIK vs WIN PE lost the info-search no find inmythreads
but I think I still have the questions in "red" numbers not answered, unless I read the items wrong


(Remember I lost a bunch of Word Pad documents---explained in another thread.... Welcome to Seven Forums [6] ((at post # 227))

........ and Opera history where I stored the pages I got from everyone here and opened them up for easy reference all vanished.... Crashed computer DSKCHK deleted all Opera history . I will return to those threads to solve those problems now that I have backups current (and of course I'll do another backup before playing with Registry etc if that is needed to fix any of these new problems).

Thanks for all your help in this complicated (at least to me!!!) issue.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Aug 2015   #23

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tblob View Post
Two things.

Secondly, I now rely on Free File Sync, which is truly fantastic. My VERY STRICT Kaspersky anti-virus settings have never had a problem with crapware from FFS. I install it in portable mode, with my internet connection disabled, and "Open Candy" cannot communicate, does not try to install anything, and does not harm anything. Kaspersky considers it "trusted" installer. There is NO additional malware or crapware on my PC from FFS, and I enjoy the benefits of using it everyday with no downside whatsoever. Someday, when I am rich, I will donate to the FFS developers.
I just detected spyware while starting the install of Free File Sync on a new pc. Its crap.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 How to Download FreeFileSync without Malware

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
FreeFileSync - Can the Comparison & Syncing be done recursively?
Situation: Left window = Camera SD card (with photos & videos all in one folder) Right window = Photos & Videos folder in an HD partition (with many subfolders/sub-subfolders) If I could tell FFS to ignore the folders on the Right window, just compare & sync checking ALL the files found in...
Backup and Restore
FreeFileSync 613 update
Latest FreeFileSync upgrade download scanned by VirusTotal - Norton reports risk "WS.Reputation.1" "WS.Reputation.1" is a Norton invention, triggered if not many downloads of an app/program by Norton faithful users. - I didn't think there were any left :sarc: "WS.Reputation.1" has been a...
useful help for freefilesync?
tried using freefilesync. there is NO help with this program that tells u how to use it. so I guessed by putting a folder on one side of the program and compared it to a folder on the other side of the program (the "sides" have no name) and then did synchronize. got files with green = signs and a...
Backup and Restore
Malware infection; unable to download
Hi, Thanks in advance for your help. You are a blessing :) I was prompted with an Adobe update and after installing it I couldn't download or save anything from Google chrome. I was unable to access google services like gmail as it said something about insecure data. I didn't have a virus...
System Security
Do I need to download an anti-malware?
hai friends, I have Guardian Antivirus installed in my system.It also has a built-in antimalware tool. I wanted to know that do I need to download any other antimalware software(I was thinking to download one from If yes,which is the best which can perform all...
System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+