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Wrye Bash deleting .exe after install?

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So, I recently had to do a reinstall of skyirm.
Modding it this time around has been like pulling a tooth. I'm at a poin twhere I just want to uninstall and try running SE  even though I really don't want to without SKY UI.

I've tried 10 times to get Wrye Bash installed so I can, hopefully, fix some conflicts and continue modding. However, after I install, the program initially opens, I close it and the .exe disappears. The shortcut is still there in my start menu but the icon is gone and it points to nothing, there is no .exe in the mopy folder for me to point any shortcuts or mod organizer to.....

WTF is goin on?

FWIW, I try searching and can only manage to come up with "how to point MO to Bash.exe" answers.. -_-

Thanks in advance.
 

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You probably have some antivirus that detects WB executable as virus and removes it.

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You probably have some antivirus that FALSELY detects WB executable as virus and removes it.

Fixed that for you ;)

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Do you have windows 8 or 10

Do you use Google Chrome

Do you avoid ever going to porn or warez / cracked / pirate software sites

 

If you answered yes to all the above you do not need any anti-virus software owning your machine

 

Windows these days has incorporated what used to be known as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSSE), and rebadged it as a replacement for Windows Defender .. MSSE is now called Windows Defender.

Microsoft bought MSSE from another company, when it was known as another anti-virus with a reputation that was building fast, because it was a lot better than anything that had gone before (including the big players like Kaspersky). I know this because I bought a license for the original before MS bought them, so I took interest in how MS developed it into a windows integrated app, and after they made a few early mistakes with their acquisition .. I then started using MSSE. I got Windows 10 eventually which comes with Windows Defender running and scanning everything which downloads onto your machine.

 

Google Chrome is I believe the most secure Web Browser amongst all of them now. Microsoft Edge is a close second. I used to like Firefox, but you know those black hat conferences that happen every year, and competitions to find security issues with popular software .. They do not even bother looking at Firefox because its too easy and not a challenge anymore.

I use the Open Source Stable Chrome which hasnt been Googled up https://chromium.woolyss.com/ (the only snag with that is it does not auto update like the official Google Chrome).

It also by default protects you from bad web addresses by having a black list of site URLs and warning you if you are directed to any of them (works a bit like the old MVPS Hosts file, but just for the browser instead of all of your machines communications)

Dont use AdBlock or AdBlock Plus - Use UBlock Origin instead (its the only browser plugin I use now) .. Beware you dont get the pretender to the throne which is just called UBlock, that has been programmed by someone else and is not as good as GorHill's version.

 

The last bit of protection is just down to your own discipline / awareness of typical bad sites and never going to any web site that more than likely will be hosting malware. Sites which have obfuscated scripting, or IFrame advertisements from third parties which could be feeding anything to your machine that the site you think you are on is completely unaware of, Newspaper sites can be bad for being infiltrated with these tricks, and even the third parties responsible for the IFrame feeds may not be aware that a fourth party has compromised their security and is taking over their feeds with malware too.

A lot of this will get blocked by Chrome, and you can clamp down on such tricks even more if you go into Chromes advanced settings for Content, and disable things like Java script for all sites initially, then just allow sites you trust on a case by case basis (so you slowly build up a list of trusted sites that are auto allowed to use java script, instead of the default of allowing them all)

 

There are four laptops in our house, all with the same setup, two of which owned by my daughters - None of them ever have virus problems. I occasionally run Malwarebytes Anti-malware (I do not have it running constantly in the background, just fire it up once a blue moon just for a confidence second opinion check of the system) .. It never finds anything these days.

 

So Chrome (with UBlock Origin), Windows Defender, and good habits are the combination which keeps our machine squeaky clean. Big paid for anti-virus suites are not necessary, need paying for once a year, some of them actually create their own virus to target competition (other anti-virus vendors), or just make up false positives the first time they run if they detect competition software so that it makes the other software look like it wasnt doing a good job = They are worse than botnets trying to own your machine as a potential cash cow. And once they are targetted by malware (being a threat to malware success they are enemy number one) they become useless because they do not protect you anymore = Why pay for them.

 

Back up your documents regularly, and if you ever get hit by a ransom ware encryption malware, just reformat your hard drive and reinstall the Operating System and your documents. Simple.

Edited by alt3rn1ty

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