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Windows 7: Multiple issues occuring

15 May 2017   #1
WinDozeUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Build 7601 32bit
 
 
Multiple issues occuring

Windows 7 SP1 Updated thru 05-14-2017

INSTALLED SOFTWARE
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  • Adobe Flash Player 25 NPAPI Adobe Systems Incorporated 5/13/2017 19.3 MB 25.0.0.171 All users
  • Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller Broadcom Corporation 5/12/2017 132 KB 8.03.06 All users
  • gpedt.msc 1.0 Richard 5/12/2017 5.24 MB All users
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 Microsoft Corporation 5/12/2017 4.6.01590 All users
  • Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Corporation 5/12/2017 4.10.209.0 All users
  • TEAC USB HS Audio Software TEAC 5/13/2017 605 KB 1.1.2 All users


STARTUP
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  • Yes HKLM:Run MSC Microsoft Corporation All users "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
  • Yes HKLM:Run Windows Defender Microsoft Corporation All users %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide


Noticing some weird issues after a restart

1) Login user picture does not show up at logon screen, but does show up in the startup dialog.

2) Instead of prompting for just a logon pw it also prompts for user name.

3) A dialog window appears on the desktop regarding Windows Defender:

Multiple issues occuring-windefender.png


Not sure what is causing all this, but it did seem to appear after the last restart.

performed:
Rkill
Adwcleaner
Ccleaner
MSSE
Registry clean

Found nothing but some invalid registry entries.

problem still persists.

4) Also:
Restore points I had created were gone with no mention made.
Q: will restore points drop off the list if the allocated space for restore points is reached or will I be prompted that this space needs to be increased.

Note:
In WINDOWS > SERVICES Windows Defender is set as Manual and it is not running. If I change that to Automatic and then start the service it stops right after starting.




My System SpecsSystem Spec
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15 May 2017   #2
WinDozeUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Build 7601 32bit
 
 

Solution for issue 1 & 2 here:
Log On with User Name and Password

Solution to 3:
Disable the two "Startup items"
Apparently I never used Microsoft's Defender as I have had either SuperAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes AntiMalware installed.

Solution to 4:
I am going to assume that the default System Restore level was set too low and as some programs made restore points without my consent, the old points I wanted/needed got deleted. This is indeed the process that happens without prompt. Been using SR points during Install/Tweaking of new systems recently, but am realizing that the theory is better than the reality. SR is not a perfect lifesaver. I may continue to use Acronis backups and Shadow Defender for these matters.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 May 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You system specs show you are using Microsoft Security Essentials.
.
Quote:
Antivirus Microsoft Scurity Essentials
When you use MSE it turns off Windows 7 Defender as it should.

Jack

Jack
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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