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  1. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       17 Jun 2017 #21

    Interesting, try to run this as admin:

    Code:
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe" /a
    icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe" /grant:r Everyone:F /c
    start "" "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe"
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  2.    17 Jun 2017 #22

    JoeMcLutz said: View Post
    What did you modify about permissions?
    It had just my name pc as owner, so I set it as my name pc adminstrators Administrators (DEBBIE-PC\Administrators)
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  3.    18 Jun 2017 #23

    Thanks.
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  4.    18 Jun 2017 #24

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Interesting, try to run this as admin:

    Code:
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe" /a
    icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe" /grant:r Everyone:F /c
    start "" "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe"
    The last command returns that the app is blocked by group policies.
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  5.    18 Jun 2017 #25

    JoeMcLutz said: View Post
    The last command returns that the app is blocked by group policies.
    I ran that command and it came out ok. SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\WINDOWS\System32\MRT.exe" now owned by the administrators group.
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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       18 Jun 2017 #26

    JoeMcLutz said: View Post
    The last command returns that the app is blocked by group policies.
    How about this one? But then again, if it is blocked by policies, this will not really help.
    Code:
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe" /s %computername% /u %USERNAME%
    icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe" /grant:r %USERNAME%:F /c
    start "" "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe"
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  7.    19 Jun 2017 #27

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    How about this one? But then again, if it is blocked by policies, this will not really help.
    Code:
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe" /s %computername% /u %USERNAME%
    icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe" /grant:r %USERNAME%:F /c
    start "" "%WINDIR%\System32\MRT.exe"
    ...App is blocked by group policies: contact system administrator.

    Thanks all the same.
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  8.    29 Sep 2017 #28

    It's a logistics nightmare. You have to download the MSRT in order to run it manually these days. Did you try manually downloading the tool?
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  9.    29 Sep 2017 #29

    HoneycombWX said: View Post
    It's a logistics nightmare. You have to download the MSRT in order to run it manually these days. Did you try manually downloading the tool?
    No, I didn't. I use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but I think I'll give it a try. Thank you.
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  10. Borg 386's Avatar
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       30 Sep 2017 #30

    I always d/l MSRT as the stand alone file & run it before I apply the patches. I put it in a desktop folder so that if I need access to it I can find it easily.

    Download Malicious Software Removal Tool from Official Microsoft Download Center
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