Malicious software removal tool

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DanPop, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. DanPop

    DanPop OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Windows Malicious software removal tool is preventing me from installing a known good program, is there a workaround? I can't even figure out how to remove Windows malicious software removal tool.
     
  2. Johnny

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    What OS are you running ??
     
  3. DanPop

    DanPop OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Sorry, Vista Home Prem. 32 bit.
     
  4. Dark Atheist

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    i thought that tool only ran once? you sure its not something else stopping it from installing?
     
  5. Johnny

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    That is why I asked him what os he was running, carpo. It is probably something else like that UAC or something ...
     
  6. Dark Atheist

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    windows defender or some other program/filter
     
  7. DanPop

    DanPop OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have UAC turned off. Maybe Windows Defender then. When I try to open Windows Defender I get "Application failed to initialize: 0x800106ba." So there is something wrong with Windows Defender.
     
  8. Johnny

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    Go into the services and disable it. Then reboot. When you do that try to install the program again.

    With my systems; the first thing I do is disable windows defender and UAC. Neither one of them aren't needed and they both cause more probs than they are worth. Of course, windows defender used to be good, when it was giant.
     
  9. Tarun

    Tarun www.lunarsoft.net

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    sfc /scannow should fix Windows Defender.
     
  10. Dark Atheist

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    reinstall of WD be faster
     
  11. DanPop

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    I have Defender service disabled. Still no luck.
     
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