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Windows Antivirus somehow de-activated resulting in infection

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I got it.  Now I just have to comb through and find what went wrong.


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Let's rule out a bad file structure on the disk while I work through the enormous file. 

 

 

Open an Elevated Command Prompt and type:

chkdsk  C:  /f  /r  /x

hit Enter.  It will tell you something about needing to reboot hit

y

 

It should reboot and start a disk check which may take a few hours to complete.  After it reboots, rerun sfc /scannow and see if anything changes.


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Thank you. Bummer. Stuck at 16% still.


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OK.  Just hoping.  Got to take the wife out now so don't expect anything until tomorrow.


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Enjoy yourselves.


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open an elevated command prompt and type:

dir  \Windows\System32\catroot  /s  > "\Users\David Jackson\Desktop\junk.txt"

hit Enter

dir  \Windows\System32\catroot2  /s  >> " \Users\David Jackson\Desktop\junk.txt"

(Note the >> this time))

hit Enter

 

Open junk.txt which should be on your desktop.  Copy and paste the text to a reply or if it is too big you can attach the file.


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