If you’re receiving the following error while running your customized CryptoPrevent Bulk installer, this post is for you.
First at this prompt, click the Quit button and then Finish button to complete setup. If you click the Continue button instead of Quit, you’ll have to End Task on CryptoPrevent.exe from the Windows Task Manager > Details tab.
Next you want to install the missing VC++ 2010 x86 Runtimes, the reason for this error. (YES, you will need the x86 runtimes, even on a 64bit system.) Download that package here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=26999
Finally you’ll open an Administrator command prompt, navigate to “C:\Program Files\Foolish IT\CryptoPrevent” and then run “CryptoPrevent.exe /bulkinstaller /silent” (no quotes of course) to complete the CryptoPrevent installation. Once you see the CryptoPrevent.exe process disappear from Task Manager, and the CryptoPreventMonSvc.exe appear, you know that installation has completed and protections are enabled.
This 3+ minute video details the process: https://youtu.be/1nFK2xc2jMU
If you wish, you can use this batch file to both install the vcredist_x86.exe package you will download (place it in the same directory as the batch file) and to run the CryptoPrevent command referenced above to complete installation.
In the future you can also use this batch file to install both the vcredist_x86.exe package and your custom CryptoPrevent Bulk installer in order (place them both in the same directory as the batch file) and either edit the batch file to reflect the name of your CryptoPrevent Bulk installer (how to do this should be obvious if you look at the file in Notepad) or you can rename your installer to “CryptoPreventSilentBulkSetup.exe” instead, that is up to you.
Either batch file you download will need to be renamed to remove the .txt from the end, so that the filename ends in .bat before that batch file becomes executable. Be certain to launch either batch file as administrator.
We’re working on an updated Bulk Config tool that bundles the vcredist_x86.exe file in your custom installer when created, however in the meantime if the batch file above isn’t good enough and you need to distribute the installer as a single file, then we have a video on how you can do that yourself right now: https://youtu.be/XYbk4pie6R8
UPDATE 2021/08: Currently all new stand-alone installers, new Bulk license custom installers, and custom installers created with current version of the (White-Label license) Bulk Config Tool are installing vcredist_x86.exe as part of the CryptoPrevent installation process. For existing Bulk license holders who can no longer create their own installers, if you would like a new custom installer created with vcredist_x86.exe bundled into the installer, please be aware that the $25 new installer charge still applies.
Please contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance with this issue.