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I just tried running the latest CLEAN.BAT on several XP PCs in safe mode,
and it just doesn't start, but has no error messages.  SCAN.EXE runs in
DOSCLEAN.BAT so apparently Kixstart is not working.

I'm not sure how to diagnose a Kixstart problem.  Has anyone seen this type
of failure?


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Re: McAfee clean.bat not working


| I just tried running the latest CLEAN.BAT on several XP PCs in safe mode,
| and it just doesn't start, but has no error messages.  SCAN.EXE runs in
| DOSCLEAN.BAT so apparently Kixstart is not working.
|
| I'm not sure how to diagnose a Kixstart problem.  Has anyone seen this type
| of failure?
|

You did not state which one of my tools you are using and the Interpreter is
KiXtart, not
"Kixstart".

plaese FULLY explain which tool you are using and what you are trying to do.

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You're the author?  Well then many thanks for making this available.

Which tool?  The McAfee clean tool.  Sorry, but I thought that was clear
from the names of the batch files.

The DAT files downloaded with no error.  Upon booting in
safe-mode-with-command-prompt and running clean.bat, all it does is emit one
beep, then hangs in a blank command window.  However DOSclean.bat works,
therefor SCAN.EXE works, and apparently KiXtart doesn't work.

I'm basically reiterating.  Sorry, but I don't know what details I'm leaving
out.  (I get that a lot because I try to avoid verbose questions - not
because I can't write a complete paragraph.)  If I start the interpreter in
debug mode maybe there would be something else to observe.  If this is not a
known problem then I'll just go back and try that.

I could add that clean.kix is headlined "01-28-2006 // v3.77" but it was
just downloaded a few weeks ago.


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|
| You're the author?  Well then many thanks for making this available.


You're welcome !


|
| Which tool?  The McAfee clean tool.  Sorry, but I thought that was clear
| from the names of the batch files.


My specialty tools;  WinFixerFix, SmithFraud and Haxdoor are all based upon the
Clean Tool.


| The DAT files downloaded with no error.  Upon booting in
| safe-mode-with-command-prompt and running clean.bat, all it does is emit one
| beep, then hangs in a blank command window.  However DOSclean.bat works,
| therefor SCAN.EXE works, and apparently KiXtart doesn't work.
|
| I'm basically reiterating.  Sorry, but I don't know what details I'm leaving
| out.  (I get that a lot because I try to avoid verbose questions - not
| because I can't write a complete paragraph.)  If I start the interpreter in
| debug mode maybe there would be something else to observe.  If this is not a
| known problem then I'll just go back and try that.
|
| I could add that clean.kix is headlined "01-28-2006 // v3.77" but it was
| just downloaded a few weeks ago.
|

That's old !

Where did you downkoad the McAfee Clean Tool ?

The latest version is;  10-10-2006 // v3.98

The *ONLY* place to download my tools is at;  http://IK-CS.Com or more
spdcifically;
http://ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/clean.exe

Did you know about my Multi AV Scanning Tool ?
The clean tool is just the McAfee Command Line Scanner.  The Multi AV Scanning
tool adds;
Sophos, Trend Micro (My Sysclean Frent End standalone tool) and Kaspersky into
one tool with
a menu driven front-end.


Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe

To use this utility, perform the following...
Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go
through your
FireWall to allow it to download the needed AV vendor related files.

C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal
Mode.
This way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor's web site.
The choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Kaspersky, Exit this menu and Reboot the
PC.

You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you
can
download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded
the files
needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode
[F8 key
during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run
in Safe
Mode.  It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive
PDF help
file.  http://www.ik-cs.com/multi-av.htm

Additional Instructions:
http://pcdid.com/Multi_AV.htm


* * *   Please report back your results  * * *



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I googled for 'mcafee clean.bat download' and looked for the url with the 2
sets of initials that I can never remember separated by a dash.


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Yeah, ik-cs.com.  That's the one.

I don't know how I ended up with the old one.  I downloaded it a few weeks
ago, and I thought I used the same copy.

But I just got the latest and it did the same thing, although not running in
safe mode.

Now I'll try another LAN by remote (again running in normal mode).

Ok, the PCs on the other LAN work fine.  The LAN where the script doesn't
work is nearly identical except it has a Sonicwall firewall, but there is no
network access during the scan, right?  Could it be a hardware issue?  I can
try a PC of the same model somewhere else.

I tried it again while regmon and filemon were running.  I can email you the
logs from that if you want.  There are some 'file not found' errors but that
might be normal for kixtart.

I will try it again now with clean.bat modified with /d on the kix32 line
and the exit removed.

Do you have any suggestions for checking this?


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Thanks.  I'll try it.


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Here's what I got with the debug switch (with the script line that precedes
each message):

Both startservice errors follow the script line "$WMICheck = ConfirmWMI()"
and the last message follows "KillProcesses()".


C:\McAfee>clean
00[SC] StartService FAILED 1056:

An instance of the service is already running.

[SC] StartService FAILED 1056:

An instance of the service is already running.

0
Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

ERROR : unknown command [KillProcesses]!
Script: C:\McAfee\clean.kix
Line  : 229


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Here's what I got with the debug switch (with the script line that precedes
each message):

Both startservice errors follow the script line "$WMICheck = ConfirmWMI()"
and the last message follows "KillProcesses()".


C:\McAfee>clean
00[SC] StartService FAILED 1056:

An instance of the service is already running.

[SC] StartService FAILED 1056:

An instance of the service is already running.

0
Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

ERROR : unknown command [KillProcesses]!
Script: C:\McAfee\clean.kix
Line  : 229


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| ERROR : unknown command [KillProcesses]!
| Script: C:\McAfee\clean.kix
| Line  : 229
|

Bug found in the Clean Tool.  Not found in the specialty tools.

Thank You !

Updated version, 11-06-2006 // v4.00 , has been uploaded.

Thank You Tom !!

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Thank you much more.  I'll try it right now.


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