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    FlashPlayer on Windows 8.1

    On Windows 8.1 Flash Player for Internet Explorer is built in (the updates will show in Microsoft Updates (same thing on Windows 10)). Chrome on Windows (& macOS) has Flash Player built in so the "Download for manual installation for Adobe Flash for Chrome ( PPAPI )" will not work with Chrome (it was built into Chrome back in 2010). For Chrome you can put chrome://components/ in the address bar and scroll to Flash Player and click check for update to check manually if there is an update (it will install the update if there is one). When Chrome is updated sometimes Flash Player will also get updated too, but you can still manually trigger a check for updates to the Flash Player built into Chrome. PPAPI is used for all Chromium based browsers (except Chrome for the manual download of Flash Player), Active X is Internet Explorer only, Mozilla is listed as NPAPI.
  2. If Windows 10 is connected to the internet when you start the process it will also grab updates for Windows (tho there maybe a few more updates after the reinstall is done).
  3. The high CPU usage might be from Windows compressing the report before trying to send the report to Microsoft . Checking Reliability Monitor there is an option to view all problems.
  4. Windows Defender has been a part of Windows since Windows Vista (Vista & 7 it was only AntiSpyware) You can manually download Windows Defender definitions here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/definitions it might also fix some bugs (done the fix a few times in the past on other machines where an update got interrupted in the install or something else), after the manual download and run the updated definitions (might take a few minutes to install) then run Microsoft Update to see if there is a newer definitions. For the lag check the free space and check disk fragmentation (I have seen less than 1% on a Windows machine and still have lag with keyboard input (10+ seconds delay after ever key press)). In the Control Panel look at the Security & Maintenance and try a manual run of the maintenance tasks (might take an hour or so). Also turn off some of the Windows GUI animations (since Vista the Windows GUI is a performance hog). Also check for some of the basic driver updates (there might also be a BIOS or UEFI update that might have security updates or fixes for performance issues or BSODs fixes). Also look at Activity Monitor and see if there is a process that has high CPU usage or high disk usage for a long time.
  5. The flash positive is back again on Auslogics Disk Defrag Free portable.
  6. They never added anything to the portable version. The portable is a different installer than the installer that installs Auslogics Disk Defrag Free onto the Windows computer.
  7. https://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/ Scroll down to the Portable version ( http://downloads.auslogics.com/en/disk-defrag/ausdiskdefragportable.exe ) It is a great work around for a defect in the NTFS file system with disk fragmentation. The portable one has no installer and I have used it in at work to change vendor software install times from 12 minutes to 5 seconds. And shave off 3 to 7 minutes off boot time. For friends and family improved boot times from 8 minutes to under 2 minutes and others opening a Windows Explorer Window from 5 minutes to 3 seconds. Malwarebytes is not the only one with the false positive (Trend Micro got the false positive recently too)
  8. Chas4

    Can't update

    You can also try Microsoft's Windows 10 Update Assistant https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3159635/windows-10-update-assistant to install the Windows 10 April 2018 update
  9. Chas4

    Some useful info

    I know, I have followed the user for a while now and the user has a lot of great posts.
  10. Chas4

    Some useful info

    A great site with info on reporting malware and phishing: https://decentsecurity.com/#/malware-web-and-phishing-investigation/ (Malwarebytes is not on the list yet)
  11. Got the logs form one machine just after it did the same thing again for a 2nd time on the machine. mb-check-results.zip
  12. I know 2 of the machines are Windows XP SP3 & a few others are Windows 7. The update wiped most of the Program files, reinstall and Malwarebytes worked again. Will grab the logs next time I am at the machines, and will attach the logs.
  13. I have seen this on the past 2 versions of Malwarebytes with an update to a new version and most of the files are missing from the Malware program folder. It does not happen every time, but the fix I have found is to run the current installer again and the files are back and Malwarebytes can be run again. I have seen this on Windows XP SP3 & Windows 7 SP1
  14. BitTorrent put Malware in their free version of the app for over a year now (same with the other app they own and develop) SHA-256 (hash from virustotal) 50ba7f9fd7a12b79f08f5a3535ede65e990aedbfe354ddda969324bde61c90fb https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/50ba7f9fd7a12b79f08f5a3535ede65e990aedbfe354ddda969324bde61c90fb/detection The malware will hijack Safari and Chrome, and many other browsers, and if I recall it will change some network settings. I first found out when I tried to update BitTorrent above version 7.4.1 (all versions of BitTorrent above 7.4.1 have malware in the installer) and then I found some browsers hijacked. I had used the Safe Mace guide http://www.thesafemac.com/arg-spigot/ It was the only thing I could fine 6 years about about spigot and how to remove it. Last I looked there was 7 items being used to download software completely unrelated to the BitTorrent application.

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