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Windows 7: What could be keeping my antivirus program from working?

16 Jul 2017   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
What could be keeping my antivirus program from working?

I normally use Microsoft Security Essentials for my antivirus program. But the other day when I tried to update the definitions it would not update. It kept freezing up. I tried uninstalling the program and reinstalling it, but it still wouldn't update the definitions.

So I uninstalled it again and installed Avast and it wouldn't scan. It also froze up during the scan and wouldn't go past 0%.

Thinking I might have an infection, I scanned my computer with malewarebytes, superantispyware, esetonlinescanner, and housecalllauncher. They don't find anything. And I haven't noticed any other computer problems so I'm thinking it's probably not an infection.

Someone also told me to try creating another administrator account on my computer (windows 7) an running my antivirus program from there. But, it still wouldn't work.

Any ideas what could be keeping my antivirus programs from working? (I only have one of them installed at a time).

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16 Jul 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

Please download and save FRST 64bit or FRST 32 bit to your Desktop see what this tells us.

Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.

Make sure that Addition option is checked.
Press Scan button.
It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.
Please copy and paste log back .
The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe).
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16 Jul 2017   #3

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Kuurt,

Malwarebytes and Eset are pretty good at finding infections.
you could try Farbar
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download

I'd be more inclined to run, from an elevated command mode,
sfc /scannow
KB947821 (SURT)

post the logs from them please, in built zip (compressed)
(c >> windows >> logs >> CBS text file and SURT at the bottom)

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16 Jul 2017   #4

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Rats you beat me Samuria
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16 Jul 2017   #5

Windows 7 64 bit

Here's the FRST and Addition files.

Attached Files
File Type: txt FRST.txt (30.7 KB, 9 views)
File Type: txt Addition.txt (48.8 KB, 6 views)
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16 Jul 2017   #6

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Kuurt,

please run this tool copy/paste the output, you appear to be missing essential MS files

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16 Jul 2017   #7

Windows 7 64 bit

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-2RTFY-YBP87-7XCB2
Windows Product Key Hash: tUibrN/ov6wRuOuQ9Ad3VYaI6+Y=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8702936-49286
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {073BAE0D-8379-46DE-8937-83729A11460F}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160408-2045
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{073BAE0D-8379-46DE-8937-83729A11460F}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-7XCB2</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8702936-49286</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2672882776-3512545915-2231265231</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>System manufacturer</Manufacturer><Model>System Product Name</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>ASUS M2N SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 0201</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070907000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>BC643A07018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>US Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
Activation ID: 586bc076-c93d-429a-afe5-a69fbc644e88
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00359-00174-029-349286-02-1033-7600.0000-1062014
Installation ID: 014444195580583404828006302844411540778216590670269473
Processor Certificate URL:
Machine Certificate URL:
Use License URL:
Product Key Certificate URL:
Partial Product Key: 7XCB2
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4
Trusted time: 7/16/2017 9:02:41 PM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

HWID Data-->

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
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16 Jul 2017   #8

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Kuurt,

Thanks for that i was hoping to see a vbs script error, but its clear

Do you still have your original install discs??
(not a problem if you dont)

please run/post the results of the other 2 progs i mentioned earlier.
They may clear your problem, if not they may point me in the right direction.

Not sure if the torrents you have are causng the problem!!,
but you do appear to have some strange firewall rules as well.

I can see its a pretty old system but i DONT think its a hardware problem

If the 2 progs fail to clear the problem we may be looking at a repair install -- NO LOSS of personal data.


2.30AM here bed time
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16 Jul 2017   #9

Windows 7 64 bit

I don't have the install disk, my brothers got it at the moment.

What other 2 progs are you talking about? The ones I already posted?
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17 Jul 2017   #10

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Kuurt,

in post no 3

sfc /scannow

Has this machine previously been infected??

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