britechguy- I believe I found the problem. So I went to Settings>Recovery>on bottom of page clicked where it says "Learn how to start fresh with a clean installation of Windows" under where it says "More recovery options".
It opens up a wizard/program, which downloaded files, and at one point asked me if I wanted to keep my files, I told it yes.
It took forever. But eventually I did end up with a clean installation of windows, with my files back on the desktop (out of order, but there), then the rest are in a windows.old folder.
Anyways I was setting things back up the way I like them, and randomly running sfc /scannow to see if it's anything I did.
I ended up changing a few firefox settings, changing a few registry things to make indexing to not be slowed down when I'm using the computer, etc.
Then I finally ended up installing Group Policy Editor. I have home edition of windows 10, but I thought it'd be cool to be able to run gpedit.msc
So I have a folder on my desktop named "add_gpedit_msc_by_jwils876-d3kh6vm.zip"
Which has a setup.exe file in it. I ran it, it ended up saying it needed more components I think, which was .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)
A command window comes up saying files were copied successfully or whatever. Then since I am using 64bit I had to follow some more commands... such as....
- "Go to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder
- Copy the following folders and files to C:\Windows\System32
“GroupPolicy“, “GroupPolicyUsers” and gpedit.msc."
I got the instructions and setup file from here.... https://www.itechtics.com/enable-gpedit-windows-10-home/
Anyways then I do sfc /scannow and it says it found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them or whatever.
But the only thing I had done since running sfc /scannow the last time was run the file mentioned above.
I made a restore point... so I used that, and then everything was fine, sfc /scannow worked fine with no integrity violations.
I then made a new restore point, ran the file again to add group policy editor on my computer, and ran sfc /scannow afterwards, didn't even restart the computer or anything, and it again found corrupt files that it couldn't fix or whatever.
So I believe that using the "setup.exe" file in the folder named "add_gpedit_msc_by_jwils876-d3kh6vm.zip" is making it so sfc /scannow does not work.
Because that is literally the only thing I changed since the last time I ran it, and I am able to reproduce the same results over and over.
If I go back to right before I ran it the computer is fine, but once I run it sfc /scannow says it found stuff it couldn't fix.
I haven't installed anything else other than office starter 2010, and the windows updates, but I checked and none of those kept sfc /scannow from working properly.
So why does running the setup file to be able to run gpedit.msc break it?
I scanned the setup file on virustotal and out of 55 scanners it uses only 2 say that it's a problem file....
Rising= Malware.Undefined!8.C-nX8Z4JK9ZgF (cloud)
It has 39 bad votes and 98 good votes.
Results can be seen here: https://virustotal.com/en/file/5c402fd8244e177338a2a8f0c7b8df055d5a06ebd7a5225edb3d3cdaf1d1c749/analysis/1484632144/
I noticed when I am looking at the results and I click where it says "Relationships" it says "This file was created during the sandboxed execution of the following files." then there are two results. If I click the top one it opens a new window and it says the filename is "a7913157b302e1dd6fa6be43e55d3aae.virus"
What do the "relationship" results mean? and why is there a file named "a7913157b302e1dd6fa6be43e55d3aae.virus"?
Edited by thatoneguyyep101, 17 January 2017 - 01:02 AM.