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You're welcome :cheesy: - BTW, I'm still finding that WRAIO update windows hide themselves behind the program window. I'm so used to this behaviour that I automatically click on the hidden window in the task bar but this has been happening for me for ever. Is it just me? And is there a solution?


Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64x
Malwarebytes Premium 3.5.1
Microsoft Security Essentials
CryptoPrevent Premium
Casper 10.1 Backup
Windows Repair AIO 4.0.19 including Registry Backup 3.5.3

Just a heads up that I tried to update the PRO version of WRAIO today via the inbuilt notification on starting and it failed. I then downloaded the installer from the website and it failed again when trying to decompress files. I have Malwarebytes 3.5.1 Premium installed and have recently had problems installing KeePass 2 updates - I got round this by temporarily disabling the Ransomware protection module, when the installation then proceeded as expected. I tried the same trick with WRAIO and could then install it without problems. Malwarebytes are aware of installation/updating problems in some circumstances and there are several reports in their forums, including mine. I'm sure they'll resolve the problem shortly but at least there is an easy work around.

Just in case this helps anybody else........................

Computer Help / Re: Critical Windows Component Failure
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:39:46 AM »
Glad that you've resolved the problem and it wasn't anything serious. For my part, I still create regular System Restore points in Windows 7, but don't rely on them. Like you, I uses a reliable backup program (Casper in my case) and also make regular Registry Backups using that element of Windows Repair All In One. Can't have too many backups!

Thanks for your feedback.

Computer Help / Re: AdwCleaner 7.1 & 7.1.1 new version
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:58:27 AM »
It's the previously banned "Makinero" with a new forum identity - same bad attitude, same stupid games.

Computer Help / Re: Critical Windows Component Failure
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:57:37 PM »
The wording and general presentation looks suspicious to me and, unless somebody else on this forum has a better explanation for this message, I would suspect some sort of malware or scareware. I would suggest you ensure you have a backup of your important data and then start a thread on either Malwarebytes or Bleeping Computers forums and get one of the experts there to run some controlled diagnostics on your system and take you through the appropriate repair steps if necessary.

Good luck.......

Computer Help / Re: Windows Disk Management hangs/freeze. Not working.
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:25:49 AM »
It's a pity Makinero was banned from this forum - she might have come up with an answer  :rolleyes:

I've found a pretty fool-proof solution which has worked for me, which is to avoid registering with Facebook or any of Facebook's associated companies. Frankly, I don't believe even Facebook can be bothered to listen to everything you do and say but the only safe solution for the paranoid is to close your Facebook account - and I mean Really close it -

Computer Help / Re: what is doing under
« on: April 14, 2018, 02:17:18 AM »
Hi Boggin

This was the hosts file

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
#          # source server
#              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#       localhost
#   ::1             localhost       localhost

And the hosts BAK file       localhost


I downloaded to my Nexus tablet, seemed to work ok

Computer Help / Re: what is doing under
« on: April 14, 2018, 02:06:09 AM »
Nothing in those host files as far as I can see - just standard hosts file. I've nothing useful to add.

Computer Help / Re: what is doing under
« on: April 06, 2018, 10:44:22 PM »
Do you mean rather than There are plenty of links to the former if you Google it.

Yes, the inner workings of Windows are getting more and more impenetrable. I'm thinking that perhaps I'll stop wasting money on Microsoft "how-to" guides and start drawing pentagrams on the floor and exploring the divination of birds' entrails............

Just installed v. 4.0.16 of WRAIO without triggering any false positive from MSE :cheesy:

Have you started a thread in the Malwarebytes forums and used their new support tool to run diagnostics and post logs for a solution there? They're pretty resourceful in providing solutions.


I've lost the will to live after clearing the MSE alerts, uninstalling and reinstalling WRAIO again today and it again triggering an alert in MSE. I'm not sure which definition version I had but I carried out a manual update before and I think it was to 1.263.1691.0 - that's certainly what's showing now. I've told MSE to ignore the false positive yet again and I'll put this aggravation behind me until the next version of WRAIO is released and see what happens then.

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