Install issue when downloading anti spyware

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by AndyM, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. AndyM

    AndyM Registered Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    Tarpon Springs, Florida
    I am attempting to download and install the anti-spyware
    > beta from Microsoft. When I start the install I get a InstallShield box
    > pop up that states.
    > " Command line parameters
    > /L language
    > / S Hide initialazation dialog. For sile mode use /S
    > /y/qn
    > /V paramatersto MisExec.exe
    > /UA<url to InstMsiA.exe>
    > /UW<url to InstMsiW.exe>
    > /UM<url to msi package>
    > then a OK button"
    > When I click the OK button the install stops. What do I
    > need to do to get the command line paramaters box to
    stop coming up and be able to install with a regular GUI
    and be able to complete the
    > install.
    > Thanks
    > Andy
  2. BlackSwan

    BlackSwan Registered Member

    Jul 13, 2003
    I don't know if that's actually the case, but after some serious trouble I had running the latest version of M$'s Malicious Software Removal Tool (I know it's different from the M$ Antispyware :p) on my XP Home SP2 laptop, I ran a Google search and found that InstallShield might have been broken by one of the recent Windows Updates (several similar cases have been reported in various forums lately).

    I repeat that I'm not sure the cause is the same for the problem you're experiencing, and can't guarantee the workaround that did the trick for me will also work for you, but here's what I did.

    I went here: and followed the instructions on updating the InstallShield ikernel engine. Although it didn't say it was necessary to reboot, I did just in case. The fix worked like a dream. :)

    Hope this helps,
    BS :)
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2005
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