Windows 10 KillemAll Whitelist Addition Needed for “sihost.exe” and other Win10 Info
When KillEmAll is run on Windows 10 you may get a critical error message of “Start menu and Cortana aren’t working. We’ll try to fix it the next time you sign in.” It offers to “Sign out now” button to fix the issue (and this does fix the issue in this situation), but it uses and Always on top window that gets aggravating trying to work around. If you add the “sihost.exe” to the whitelist of KillEmAll this will not kill that process which is apparently required for the Windows 10 Start Menu to work.
The default malware lists and the customized d7ii additional downloads on the dMZ have already been updated to reflect this and Nick will be adding this to the internal whitelist of KillEmAll for the d7x version coming soon.
Also we noted on today’s Happy Foolish Fun Time Hour http://www.foolishit.com/dmz that wlms.exe being killed will cause a system to shutdown and/or reboot, but normally this process will only be running on trail or limited versions of Windows. Since this is just good to know information we’re not adding to the Whitelist but Nick will be adding a System Info Alert to the System Info page to let you know if this program is running and that you may be on a limited or trail version of Windows.
We found, as well, that when “End Session” with all “Close and Delete this App and All Tools” is used on Windows 10 the system must be shutdown or rebooted afterwards or there may be issues with the Start Menu or other features. We believe this is because Explorer.exe is restarted during this process but launched in the Administrator context that d7ii is running under and this may interfere with how Windows 10 is running in the user context. Since this is only happening at the end of a session when you have completed work on a system, a shutdown or reboot of the system would be advised after you perform this action since you wouldn’t want a user to use the system under that context. d7II currently offers to shutdown the system at the end of that process and d7x will have the option to restart the system after that process.