Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer2 problem

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  1. retiredbee

    retiredbee Registered Member

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    I am a first time user of this Forum.

    Yesterday I downloaded MSBA2 from Microsoft site and I had "problems" during the download and it now shows up when I look.. at files,exe,txt etc ....
    It shows up as a foreign language (Reminds me of old IBM Display language of "KATAKANA ---(Japanese) ?? The Run, Save BOXES during the download showed the SAME..!! (NOT ALL of them) I just knew that it was not going to produce a good result.. I have NEVER seen this on all my years and years and years HA! of doing downloads !!

    ANY help or suggestions appreciated... Even open to other "SITES" where I could get a "good" download.

    BARRY (retiredbee@yahoo.com)
     
  2. Minimalist

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    Could you please post a screen shot? You can attach it to your next post.

    Regards, hqsec
     
  3. retiredbee

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    Hi hqsec,

    Be glad to provide screenshot.. if you give me the steps to do so ... I have done it once before but long time ago..

    I am running XP SP3 and loaded the MBSA for XP version..

    The characters look like the Chinese or Japanese "symbols-stick men looking" HA!
     
  4. Minimalist

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    It might be, that you installed Japanese version of MBSA. I would suggest you to uninstall MBSA and re-download installer from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7558. Be sure to download MSI file with EN at the end. If you use 64 bit system, download MBSASetup-x64-EN.msi, if you use 32 bit system download MBSASetup-x86-EN.msi.

    Regards, hqsec
     
  5. retiredbee

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    Thanks hqsec,

    I believe that is what was loaded down, I ended up with a shortcut=MBSA.exe
    and a file "MBSA2mux86.exe" and many more all in English when I look at the folder ??

    But I will use your link you provided to do reload, after I do UNinstall deletes ? and what ever is needed to get rid of all? of my first download.

    Many THANKS, I will try this all tomorrow day, it's 3:30 AM now here in Virginia!

    Barry
     
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    To hqsec,
    THANKS for your help.. I fixed my problem !! First I did an uninstall of what I had (cleanest uninstall I have ever seen=icons,folder & content all gone).
    I used your LIMK provided and it took me to where I had gone before... First page has language choices (English,French,German & Japanese)
    Second page on site showed many x64 bit files and ONE 32 bit file for download=mbsasetup_x86-DE.msi o_O FINALLY, "silly" me noticed the
    "slide bar" and WOW... first hidden file was mbsasetup_x86-en.msi .... Installed and ran with no problems !!
    I guess ".DE.msi" gets you Japanese ?
    Many THANKS again for your help.... Barry (retiredbee@yahoo.com)
     
  8. Minimalist

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    Hi! Nice to hear that you've solved your problem. DE stands for German language, FR for French and JA for Japan. It's always best to choose installer with EN in name :)

    Regards, hqsec
     
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