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If I'd known you were having a problem with KB 3022345, I would have provided Go The Power's link a couple weeks ago.  He is a fellow Admin at Sysnative Forums and, with others, works on Windows Update issues.  SFCFix is a tool developed by niemiro, another Admin at Sysnative.

After KB 3022345 was released and the issue with the corrupt files was discovered, Microsoft updated the KB article with the following note:

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The current version of this hotfix, Version 2, was published on May 6, 2015. The previous version of this hotfix was Version 1.005. Both versions provide the same functionality and protection except that Version 2 includes a minor update to support devices that do not contain U.S. English language files. However, the current hotfix is not a compatible upgrade to Version 1.005 and may cause an error (800F0922) if it is installed over the old version. We recommend that you install this hotfix if you have not already installed it. If you have installed the original version of this hotfix and you want the added functionality, we recommend that you wait for an upcoming version that will be a compatible upgrade to either version.


Well, if I had known about this issue a few weeks ago, I certainly would have checked it out. Nevertheless, I found it myself and everything is running smooth with no corrupt files now. :mitch:

Pierre75:

Glad my discovery helped you out. :Hammys pint:

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I was having corrupted system file problems the past few days and did a scannow and the files weren't fixed. I thought about doing a repair via the Windows 7 disk then I stumbled upon the real problem. The error message I got was exactly the same as this one.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575721/some-files-cannot-be-repaired/

This Windows Update was part of the last set of Microsoft updates. The administrator at Bleeping Computer said just remove this particular update but Microsoft has a downloadable fix, also. Either one would work. I just uninstalled it and it worked. No more corrupt system files.

http://thetechcookbook.com/windows-7-update-kb3022345-causing-corrupt-files/

Apparently, many others have been having corrupted file problems on Windows 7 and 8. Maybe someone here has had this problem.

If so, this could be your solution. Just make sure to do another Scannow once you remove this particular Windows Update.

Good luck!!! :thumbsup:


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Security Software Programs / Re: Heads up on Zonealarm
« on: April 29, 2015, 01:46:27 PM »
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Why would I want to use Windows Firewall with so little options and tweaks.
You are mistaken. Have you ever looked at Windows built in firewall?
http://www.howtogeek.com/112564/how-to-create-advanced-firewall-rules-in-the-windows-firewall/?PageSpeed=noscript

Okay, Windows Firewall has options and tweaks and they are cumbersome and confusing. They are not as easy to maneuver through than Zone Alarm or Comodo or Private Firewall or many many others.  :thud:

Why do you think they have developed third party helpers like Tony Wall and Windows Firewall Console. To make it easy to make their way through this menage of confusing rules, etc. ad naueseum. Why couldn't Windows Firewall be easier to use like the Essentials program for anti-virus/spyware program. Microsoft sometimes makes things harder than they need to.

Don't tell me that Zone Alarm is no good. I've used it several years, no problem. :mitch:

I guess that, once again, it is all a matter of choice--what works for you. :breakkie:

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Security Software Programs / Re: Heads up on Zonealarm
« on: April 27, 2015, 01:31:38 PM »
Then I would offer that you uninstall Zone Alarm and allow the onboard Windows Firewall to deal with incoming and outgoing traffic.

Why would I want to use Windows Firewall with so little options and tweaks. Zone Alarm, I've used on and off for several years.No problem. I know they got Tiny Wall and Windows Firewall Console and those sort of thongs but the version of Zone Alarm I use is a suite--it has a firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware. Three items rolled into one. :dance:

Who could ask for more. I thought about Comodo's suite but it has caused severe problems on my computer--like making me lose everything when I couldn't even boot in. Not good. :sos:

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I usually update everything that comes in the necessary updates. However, I've gotten some duplicates some reason so I just hide them.

I don't know why I get these unless Windows Updates can't detect them. :smash:


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Security Software Programs / Re: Heads up on Zonealarm
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:17:06 PM »
So you're running XP or below then Darksurfer?

No, Wolfeymole, I run Windows 7.

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Web News / Re: Fake AdwCleaner
« on: April 14, 2015, 12:38:00 PM »
Thanks for the warning. I usually direct people to MajorGeeks for downloads
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/adwcleaner.html
because Jim and Tim are vigilant about testing whatever is put there for downloading.

I usually get my Adwcleaner from Bleeping Computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

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Web News / Re: The Importance of Keeping 3rd Party Software Updated
« on: April 14, 2015, 12:35:50 PM »
Here's another example of why it is important to keep not only the operating system updated but also third-part software programs.  In this case, it was outdated Flash Player.

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On Saturday 11th, we discovered a malicious advert that was displayed on huffingtonpost.com as well as other popular sites, such a Zillow.com. This advert was used to deliver the Cryptowall ransomware via a Flash exploit.

Full report at Booby-trapped Hugo Boss Advert Spreads Cryptowall Ransomware | Malwarebytes Unpacked.

I always keep my software updated and I get help with by using such software as Secunia and Sumo. :wink:

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Congrats, all award winners! :mitch:

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Just Joined
« on: March 31, 2015, 01:11:25 PM »
Welcome, Vger. I just recently joined too. Looks like membership may be picking up. :mitch:

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Security Software Programs / CryptoPrevent discussion
« on: March 30, 2015, 01:41:44 PM »
Cryptoprevent seems to work well for me. :lol:

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I think this started happening when I update flash to the latest version. And only on one computer out of four.
Of course it could be related to the site. When he showed me he was on Legacy.com looking at something about Leonard Nimoy.

I had the flash freezing problem on Pale Moon.  I think it's the flash itself because it occurred on several sites. So, I just keep flash shut off using a addon called Flash Disable, so one can shut the Flash on and off at will.

One day, hopefully soon, there will be no need for Flash or any other plugin, fo that matter as more websites, etc. decide these really aren't necessary. :goodie:

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Security Software Programs / Re: Heads up on Zonealarm
« on: March 30, 2015, 01:13:37 PM »
I've used Zone Alarm for many years. As matter of fact, I use their combination free anti-virus/spyware/firewall and it works well for me. As far as their toolbar and homepage change, I used change the page back and uninstall the toolbar and, boom,, they're gone and everything works fine. :thumbsup:

I know that Checkpoint tries to promote their products, etc. but I just ignore them.

 I guess it's all a matter of taste--what one one wants, right?

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Hi I am a New MMeber
« on: March 30, 2015, 12:44:00 PM »
Thank you Corrine and vger. This looks like  fine forum for discussing all sorts of things. :D

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Hi I am a New MMeber
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:22:16 PM »
I'm new here myself Darksurfer so please allow me to say welcome to Landzdown Forums.  :thumbsup:

By the way that creature to the left is me smiling so don't be afraid.  :lol:

Thanks, Wolfeymole. I like freedom of expression--done within reason--at forums like Landzdown and Freedomlist.  :thumbsup:

And no, your avatar doesn't scare me unless I've lost my mind. :smash:

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