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Feedback / Re: Update Pro v4.0.15
« on: Today at 02:07:03 AM »
It's a false positive generated by the heuristics of WD and MSE following a recent update to their Definitions.

Some have had success in reverting to 4.0.14 until this is resolved, but while 4.0.15 is perfectly safe, if an AV program is kicking it out then if you need to run the program, you can do so but it would mean downloading and running it in Safe Mode with Networking each time or just using 4.0.14.

I don't know why this affects 4.0.15 and not 4.0.14.

From a post submitted by jpm, I understand that either he or Shane will be taking this up with MS but as to when it will be resolved, I don't know.

You can download earlier versions of WR by clicking on the links on the right from

While I have three laptops, only one is usually in use so I've never bothered with that.

There are some suggestions in this article that may help -

That's Windows for you....

Win 10 has an useful cmd for resetting all network adapters and which is netcfg -d

Follow that up with shutdown /r /t 00 which will effect the reboot that is required to effect the cmd.

This cmd can also restore when network adapters go missing from Device Manager, but after running it for any other reason, it's best to go into Device Manager/View/Show hidden devices/Network adapters to see if they are all there and if not, just run those cmds again.

I've removed your duplicate post.

There has always been the doubt that Kaspersky could be spying and even though there are denials from Kaspersky, I would think that if Putin ordered them to do it, there would be very little they could do to refuse given the power he has.

I don't have Kaspersky installed - I use Norton Security but have found the Kaspersky Rescue Disk very helpful in the past and while it scans the files for infections, it also seems to have some healing attributes.

As for MS and WR, it is my understanding from jpm's post that he or Shane will be contacting MS about this.

While it could be an inconvenience, you could do what Marcus5664 plans to do and that is to download and run the program in Safe Mode with Networking if/when you need to use it - it isn't or shouldn't be a program that you need to run regularly.

AFAIK it is a life time licence and not annual, so it won't expire.

I've just had a look at your BC thread and that has posted fine.

Computer Help / Re: Computer will not load or go into safe mode
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:49:48 AM »
For clarification, did you run the Tweaking program in safe mode, using the repair program to get you into Safe Mode with Networking and did you have an Internet connection in that mode ?

Thanks for your input to this thread.

Yes, I've just found the Reports link in the left pane and what you have found for viewing it.

As MBAM has never really found anything on my machines, I've never bothered with the reports.

Don't scan with anything else unless your helper instructs you.

Did your last MBAM scan find anything ?

Did you follow the full path from Users ?

What I meant was that while he is helping you, I can't/shouldn't give you additional advice.

I can't use my Win 7 machine just yet as it's running a full scan with the free version of MBAM and things are a bit different in Win 10.

I've copied this from a Google link but it isn't how I remember doing it.

Select the Start button, then select Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization.

Select Folder Options, then select the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.

I've done a scan with MBAM also on this Win 10 machine but as it didn't find anything, then I assume that is why it hasn't made a log.

Has your scan found anything ?

EDIT - Scroll down to the Win 7 part in this article which looks more straight forward and has pics -

Not sure if grimly has had problems with WD and .14 in the original thread, but you should keep your comments on there and not open a duplicate thread.

I'm locking this one.

Removed .15 and tried to install .14.
Installer reports an error (pointing to the install directory).
Defender barfs.

Where did you get the download for .14 ?

That's okay but ask him as he may have a means of uploading a file that size - he must have dealt with large uploads before.

You can also tell him that after conferring with garioch7 it was me that sent you to the BC forum and while you are being helped there, there will be no input from me.

Computer Help / Re: Computer will not load or go into safe mode
« on: March 19, 2018, 03:37:36 PM »
You can use either if you can get the machine to boot up with them.

You can also try bootrec /fixboot

That may run better in Win 8.1 than it does in Win 10 1709.

If the bootrec cmds don't do anything, boot back up with the install media and go back to the Command Prompt and enter -

bcdedit |find "osdevice"

and using that partition letter instead of the x I have exampled, enter chkdsk x: /r to see what that reports.

For clarity, that's a Pipe symbol before find in the bcdedit cmd and is the uppercase of \

Enter exit to close the cmd window, remove the install media and shutdown then see what it's like on the reboot.

If that's still a no go then boot back up with the install media back to the cmd prompt and enter this cmd, again using your partition letter instead of the X I have exampled.

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=X:\ /offwindir=X:\Windows and see what that reports.

Note the space before each /

@ ergo - I've removed your duplicate post, but haven't you read or understood a word that jpm has posted.

BTW - I'm only a volunteer on this forum and have no authority for the administration of any of's programs - and while it has been known for MS techs to have used the repair program, they are not "joined at the hip" and are two different companies.

When Norton kicked out my Pro version I contacted Norton and they white listed it for me and I left it white listed for about a month before removing it from the white list to see if it still conflicted with it - it didn't.

I don't know if Norton moderated their Definitions or the newer Definitions moved on so that it no longer thought it a threat, but MS won't do anything about it if they don't know about it - which is why I've advised to contact MS.

When my Pro version updated to 4.0.15 through the program, there was no such alert and when I did a manual download, Norton reported it as safe, which is good enough for me.

The fault is not with the program but with MS, so that is who you need to contact to address this other than adding it to the white list. is quite safe - read jpm's post.

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