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  1. I wonder if my Avast AV was preventing me from Updating EEK from the USB, I'll read up on that, already found the link, thanks.
  2. Those are good links GT500, very much appreciate it. I could not find those on my own. It's been a rough day so apologies for being irritated. I know you guys are a good group of people and write some really good articles also. I think I got the hang of it now. Don't know why I was not able to Update it after Extracting to the same location that it was downloaded to, a USB? I'll give it another go on another day. For now am happy to have another good tool just in case. It seems to run very fast and I was able to easily Right Click and Whitelist a few files. All in all, I like thin
  3. I deleted all the files on my USB, and now I cannot download another one. Keeps asking me to Subscribe to the Newsletter but I already have. I forget which files came with the download or else I could copy them back from my C:/EEK...maybe. No, don't see the original .exe there....Arrgggg Okay, finally got it. Boy today has been one of those frustrating days for sure!
  4. That's what I'm understanding now stapp. I wonder if it is not accepted to Extract Back to the same folder on the USB where is was downloaded to in the first place? Next time I will try to Copy over the Extracted Folder from C:/EEK back to the USB. Or, now that I know, will just Extract to the Target pc and leave it there. Though, it takes longer to Extract and Update, so I wonder if I can use the same Folder from C:/EEK to drop into any of my pc's? Either way I think I got it now, though I did not understand the install method at first.
  5. In this case, did it install files and folders elsewhere, or just in One Folder in Local Disk > C Drive? I see know that an .exe can be an installer or what I consider sort of an Unpacker. But still, this does not answer the question. Are other files installed, or was it just Unpacked to the EEK Folder in C? I guess I need to search for files all over File Explorer, why don't they just be more clear about the type of program it is? The Tutorial really needs a tune up, or at least the one I looked at . You say this, but then below you said: Please keep it s
  6. 1. Now I'm updating what I thought was Definitions. It is going on forever. The progression bar says it is working, but the Big Green Square, first Icon, Updater says it is "Installing" "last update 20min ago" "Software up to Date" what is going on here? I can also see my USB is active, so something must be still working here right? Could this really be the Definitions still Downloading or Installing?
  7. I'm a little confused now on how to use this tool. I thought it's main function was to be run from a USB, but, it is an Executable, so in my ignorance I installed it to my pc. I guess my problem is not knowing the lingo, and not thinking an .exe is something that is Extracted, but installed. 1. First off, did it really install files all over my pc, or did it just Extract itself to a Folder in my C: Drive, because that is where I see it. Now I'm trying to "Install" to the same folder I had the .exe in on the USB Drive, is this correct? I don't get it, the documentation is really h
  8. You make a good point, thanks for reminding me of this aspect! I will use Emsisoft to see how well I get on with it. I know it is a good product but am very wary of using Malware tools as they take a long time, then still end up with a damaged file system by malware anyhow. I don't know well enough how to fix the broken file system other than the usual sfc and DISM. Thanks
  9. Thanks GT500, I'll test er out here soon. If "run" is the assumed folder I got it. I would think a bootable device would be better, that's what I've been testing, other bootable devices. But I'm a novice so maybe I'm missing why this would be as good or better than a bootable device? I can also see the advantage of running it from a USB, but what if one is not able to run a command prompt? Thanks
  10. I'm not following these directions as it seems they are for advanced users. - Open a command prompt window (Run: cmd.exe)- Switch to the drive of the USB Stick (e.g.: f:), then to the folder of the executable files (e.g.: cd run)- Run the scanner by typing: a2cmd.exe This is the part I don't understand: "then to the folder of the executable files (e.g.: cd run)" So I ask, what is "cd run" that's a horrible example, and certainly only good for the technically inclined. They are saying the name of the folder containing EEK is called "run"? So "cd foldercontainingEEK", then type
  11. I was under the impression the Paid version (commercial as you say) was better by 20%, is this old news? I guess I can test it on my own pc then before I purchase for work.
  12. I have used this great tool in the past because it was suggested by a knowledgeable friend. Now want to give it a go again two years later...but don't know what to choose as a download, the "Download Now" or the "Buy". There is no distinction between them, I ask, for what reason is there no distinction? https://www.emsisoft.com/en/business/eek/
  13. Alexstrasza Thank you very much! I see now, I just opened it, it's different than the installed version as I understand it. Just took a look at the pc in question and it has Spyware Clear on it for starters. It is a friends computer and I would like to clean it up for him so that i can learn how to do this. I'm not sure if this is the best tool to use. It seems as though-this Malware leaves new additions in the Registry and that MBAM is the ticket. Will EEK fix the registry also or should I continue on with this tool? I appears that it can be uninstalled just in the Uninstall Pr
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