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Security Software Programs / Re: MCShield Problems
« on: July 14, 2019, 08:41:11 AM »
The top part of the above link shows how to turn off autorun, which apparently is different than autoplay.
Here's another link to turn off autorun

It's not only the autorun issue. According to a security expert in another forum,

MCShield is more complex and addresses other ways to be infected from USB too (eg. LNK method). I'm not aware of any equivalent containing all functions...

Security Software Programs / Re: MCShield Problems
« on: July 13, 2019, 06:23:32 AM »
I'm sorry for the double post. The time for modifying is over...

From MCShield Forum (Google translation):
See here
I got information from Bobby that if he can find Dr. Bor, try to solve this problem (although they have not been dealing with MCS for years, so there is no guarantee that when and when the problem will be solved).

Security Software Programs / Re: MCShield Problems
« on: July 13, 2019, 06:12:55 AM »
You got me curious, so I poked around.
I just changed the ESET "Advanced Options" to scan automatically when I insert removable media.
It was set (by default ?) to "show scan options".

While it's always nice to get a second opinion, if you're using ESET, considering the above comments of ky331 and Corinne, you may not need it anymore.

I will try to explain, as I understand it: MCShield is doing much more than just scanning the usb drives as soon they are inserted in a computer. By blocking the autorun.inf it prevents any malicious software to run and execute its code. Automatically. But it's not only this. It addresses many other ways that malware can spread into a computer. That's why it is recommended when you have to insert a usb drive from an infected to a healthy computer and vice-versa, during a cleaning malware procedure.

Plus, it was useful to me, because when I collected many usb drives from students, to check assignments, projects etc., it was doing its job by preventing anything bad from being executed into my computer.

Security Software Programs / MCShield Problems
« on: July 12, 2019, 08:20:35 AM »
I'm using this free program for several years, in fact ... since 2011 when I first came here at LzD, and I was advised by Corrine to use it. It is a program recommended to protect a computer from infected usb sticks, a resident drive detector and scanner, meant not just to block the autorun.inf, but also to clean the malicious files from the drive.

BUT: Since the last Windows update (July 9, 2019—KB4507453), the program creates errors during it's run:
  • As soon as I log in Windows: attachment 1
  • When I insert a usb stick in the computer: attachment 2

In spite of the error pop up, it seems that the program does make the scan, since it says that no malware detected on the inserted drives.

Searching about this issue, I went to MCShield's forum. The language is Bosnian, so I used the Google translator, and saw that this problem started a few days ago, concerning both, Windows 7 and Windows 10 computers (page 12). So, I don't know if the Windows update is really the source of the problem or just a coincidence.

In the forum, a user says that when he pasted a downloaded vbscript.dll in the program's folder, the problem was solved. Another user says that sfc /scannow helped him to overcome the problem.

I tried the sfc /scannow, after I ran DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth (I have Windows 10, so it is recommended using DISM first, restore the Windows image, and then run sfc to fix corrupted files from the restored image), but the problem is not solved.

I also ran FRST to have a look to the errors created and got this:

Application errors:
Error: (07/12/2019 11:07:50 AM) (Source: Application Error) (EventID: 1000) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: mcshieldds.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x51103f08
Faulting module name: vbscript.dll, version: 5.812.10240.16384, time stamp: 0xd56d6774
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00027857
Faulting process ID: 0x26b8
Faulting application start time: 0x01d53888e58e3b44
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\MCShield\mcshieldds.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\vbscript.dll

Report ID: b2b23768-ac40-4aee-8d7f-bd4fd676f207
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I don't know if anyone of you ran into this problem too and found a solution. I like this program and I would like to continue using it. Unless there is an alternative, doing the same job.

Any ideas?

Meet & Greet! / Congratulations, Corrine!
« on: July 01, 2019, 08:02:23 PM »
She did it again!

Re-awarded as Windows Insider MVP.

LandzDown Lounge / Re: 21st of June: Happy Music Day
« on: June 21, 2019, 01:24:44 PM »
(The longest day)

1903 update has been installed in my old computer, after the same "struggle" as with 1809 update (see here). Briefly, the update was starting to install itself, but when reaching to 79% everything on the computer was freeze, needing a shut down from the power button. This happened several times.

Both times (for 1809 and 1903), the problem was resolved by turning off the protection of all the security tools I have installed (Eset, MBAM, MCShield). After doing this, the update got installed normally (took more than a couple of hours).

I used my other computer (after a couple of months) and let it do its updates.

KB4494441 was done, and it is shown only once.

KB4497934 was done immediately after. This update is not offered yet to the computer I use daily.

The change allows the user to decide when to install a feature update by doing the following:
Open Windows Update settings and select Update, Windows and Security, Windows Update, Check for updates.

But considering what my computer experiences when I "check for updates", I will wait until I will be offered the update. :)

Thanks. End of the alarm.  :)

What does that mean? (invalid security certificate and certificate's expiration date)

This is a question from many teachers here. Do you think that this page is hacked?

It is a webmail page, of a department of the Ministry of Education.

Is there anything we can advise?

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« on: May 18, 2019, 12:47:34 PM »
Jazz, a special needs cat, is also a therapy kitty in training, for a therapy program for kids with complex trauma:

When users see the update listed twice, it is nothing to worry about as it is just a cosmetic error. This is occurring because this update requires two different stages of installation, where the first steps installs part of the update and reboots, and then the second part of the install occurs and reboots again. For each successful stage completion, the update will create an installation entry, which leads to it being shown twice.

From here: Windows 10 KB4494441 Update May Be Shown As Installed Twice

The first KB4494441 was installed yesterday after a restart. Running winver revealed: 17763.475.

The second KB4494441 was installed before a while, after a restart. Running winver reveals: 17763.503.

They seem like two different updates with the same name.

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