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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Taachaa, Sep 10, 2018.

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  1. Taachaa

    Taachaa Thread Starter

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    I'm out of ideas and I need help...

    I can't use the computer without this sign popping up.

    Doesn't matter if I'm playing full screen or doing anything, it just keep appearing.
     
  2. dmccoy

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    Do the following and it might help us find something.

    Download Autoruns to your Desktop
    1. Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
    2. Right-click the Autoruns.exe and Select Run As Administrator
    3. Make sure Hide Microsoft Entries is Checked Under the Options Menu
    4. After Scanning is Finished
    5. Go to File then Save
    6. Save AutoRuns.am file to your Desktop
    7. Compress to a .zip file
    8. Upload file to your next reply

    See Tutorial for more information
     
  3. Taachaa

    Taachaa Thread Starter

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    Help T.T
     

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  4. dmccoy

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    1. Right-click the Autoruns.exe and Select Run As Administrator
    2. In the Filter box type .sdb (This will filter the list with any .sdb entries as shown in the enclosed picture)
    3. Uncheck to disable this Scheduled task entry
    4. Restart computer and let me know if the pop goes away or not

    autorun_snip.PNG
     
  5. jenae

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    Hi, yes dckeks has found it, fully expanded it is:-

    \Tareas del Visor de eventos\Security_Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing_4672 c:\windows\system32\appraiser\appraiser.sdb 6/30/2018 1:19 PM

    Unchecking it from autoruns will remove the entry. Using task Scheduler you can also disable this entry, under "application experience".

    However it indicates a more pressing issue, without bothering to fully explain, this is all part of increased security being applied to Win 10 through the windows defender security program. The system32\appraiser.sdb is part of windows telemetry, and it is there to protect you.

    The problem is Avast, you do not need it Windows defender offers superior protection and will not cause integration problems such as yours. We are seeing a lot of these problems coming to the fore recently. Using WD is the solution. You will need to use Avast's uninstaller, to be rid of it.

    Unfortunately in some instances without expert help Avast still populates the registry and effects windows restore and windows updates, a clean install will remove it completely.
     
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