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Windows 7: Windows Installer runs for no reason

10 Jul 2011   #1
CorneliusM

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Windows Installer runs for no reason

Hi guys,

for the past couple of days I have noticed that Windows Installer will suddenly, for no reason, appear and disappear within a few seconds so not long enough to see what it is actually doing!

MalwareBytes had caught two viruses it thought were Malware and I let MalwareBytes remove them, Microsoft Security Essentials caught a java exploit and removed it yesterday so I'm running a SuperAntiSpyware full scan (previous scans were all full scans) to see if anything has been missed.

I have Windows Update set to check for updates only and I have updated to Service Pack 1 on a 64 bit machine.

I am only concerned because I have spent days, if not weeks trying to make space on my External HDD in order to create a System Image for emergencies and don't want to end up having to go back to a system image that is infected with what most likely caused me to need to restore!

Thanks guys!


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10 Jul 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

After full scans with your AV and Malwarebytes, run SFC -SCANNOW Command
to see if System files were damaged.
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11 Jul 2011   #3
CorneliusM

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

hey, just ran a verifying SFC scan and it found some violations so i'm using the scannow option to fix it although the Windows Installer hasn't appeared since putting up this post! :s

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
After full scans with your AV and Malwarebytes, run SFC -SCANNOW Command
to see if System files were damaged.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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11 Jul 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM View Post
hey, just ran a verifying SFC scan and it found some violations so i'm using the scannow option to fix it although the Windows Installer hasn't appeared since putting up this post! :s

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
After full scans with your AV and Malwarebytes, run SFC -SCANNOW Command
to see if System files were damaged.

Hello Cornelius .


Perhaps it would do more to run the sfc /scan from boot, outlined in Option One of that tutorial.
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