Malware check requested [Solved]
Posted 14 June 2014 - 04:34 AM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:30 AM
Don't understand why Microsoft would make software that generates an error code and then not produce an article that explains what that error code means and what to do about it (specifically for SFC)..... ?
Just uninstalled Immunet, about to install Avast......then I read this:
November 17, 2013 | By indy_b
Version: Avast Internet Security 2014 2014.9.0.2006Cons
Destroys an XP computer utterly. Hangs during install, then the system goes into BSOD and won't boot. Had to take my dad through XP Safe Mode to Restore Last Good Configuration. Which worked OK. Luckily.
DO NOT INSTALL. DO NOT INSTALL. Repeat DO NOT INSTALL.
October 26, 2013 | By conansings
Version: Avast Internet Security 2014 2014.9.0.2006
Messes up Windows XP
I was very impressed at first but I ended up having to re-install Windows XP - twise! I will never again pay for products from this company.
Edited by scarlet.rose, 14 June 2014 - 08:38 AM.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:43 AM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:07 AM
It must be difficult to make an anti-virus / internet security suite that suits all different versions of Windows.
I used Avast anti-virus for a long time in the past, I was very happy with it, then I had problems with a new program, multiple BSODs (Avast driver related), but Avast later advised that there had been a number of BSOD problems with this program, which they had recified.
So although I know I need a stronger anti-virus I'm a little apprehensive.
Just looked again at that, it's Internet Security and apparently a newer version is available, I want Avast Anti-Virus.
Edited by scarlet.rose, 14 June 2014 - 09:11 AM.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:11 AM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:15 AM
Thank you very much
As well as Avast and XP there's my older computer as well!
Should Windows Defender be enabled, mine isn't?
Edited by scarlet.rose, 14 June 2014 - 10:00 AM.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:31 AM
Had a slight hiccup I forgot my XP disc was SP1 so I had to then install SP2 before I could even attempt anything else. Avast installed with no problem
Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:47 AM
Why are you laughing at: my older computer? Well I don't know how else to describe it, to me it's not old, but in the computing world it is.
Oh good, I will try to install Avast Anti-Virus direct from the Avast site and come back to you.
You've got some great emoticons here, didn't realise how many you had......looking through them now.
Edited by scarlet.rose, 14 June 2014 - 10:50 AM.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:02 AM
Ahh I prefer Smooth, sauve, debonair and sophisticated
Ahh you're so good!
Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:33 AM
Just installing those now, then I will give a few hours testing the beast to ensure all is OK
Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:19 PM
Hey Mr smooth, sauve, debonair and sophisticated - ! BSOD after it had completely installed, usual error code 0xc000021a, no mini dump produced (as is usually the case, but not always with this error code).........and in Event Viewer "The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error 0xc0000001 while processing the file on the volume 'HarddiskVolume1'. It has stopped monitoring the volume."
In Event Viewer XP "Hotfix" installed today - KB2934207 - XP End of Support death threat being called a Hotfix?
What you got on screen looks good.
Shall I uninstall Avast - nervous now?
Edited by scarlet.rose, 14 June 2014 - 12:31 PM.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:37 PM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:39 PM
There seems to be something not right, something unstable on my computer causing 0xc000021a BSOD.
Avast set up a System Restore point probably related to that entry in Event Viewer.
Edited by scarlet.rose, 14 June 2014 - 12:54 PM.
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