# Tron v12.0.4 (2022-10-23) remove malware from your PC

// Add additional Win10 telemetry disabling; fix removal of pinned items from Quick Access pane; update many utilities and definitions

Background

Tron is a script that "fights for the User."

It aims to automate ~87% of the tedious work in getting a badly-running Windows system back on its feet (clicking "next" in A/V scan windows, etc); with much left to the discretion of the tech.

Tron is built with heavy reliance on community input and updated regularly.

Tron is NOT a system optimization or "baseline" script.

Tron is intended for use by PC Technicians who are already familiar with basic troubleshooting and command-line operation. It is not intended for use by people with no basic troubleshooting knowledge.

Sequence of operation

Saves a log to C:\logs\tron\tron.log (configurable).

screenshots of Tron in action

Changelog

(significant changes in bold; full changelog on Github)

v12.0.4 (2022-10-23)

* Stage 0: Prep: Add support for x64 version of McAfee Stinger

* Stage 1: Tempclean: Update WinApp2.ini to v220615

* Stage 1: Tempclean: Fix unintended removal of pinned folders in the Quick Access pane of Windows Explorer. Thanks to u/HeadCrusherBR

* Stage 1: Tempclean: Update USB Device Cleanup to v1.6.3

* Stage 4: Repair: + Add additional Diagtrack-Listener registry location for disabling. Thanks to github:starmania

* Stage 4: Repair: * Update O&O ShutUp10 to v1.9.1432

* Stage 6: Optimize: Update smartctl (used in SSD and nVME detection) to v7.3.0 r5338 2022-02-28

* Stage 6: Optimize: Update drivedb.h (used in SSD and nVME detection) to 2022-10-28

* Definition updates (anti-virus definitions, de-bloat lists, etc)

2. Secondary: Download a self-extracting .exe pack from one of the mirrors:

MirrorHTTPSHTTPLocationHost
5 | link | --- | US-MO | u/OlderGeeks
6 | link | --- | Amazon CDN | u/helpdesktv
7 | link | --- | Global CDN | Softpedia

3. Tertiary: Connect to the Syncthing repo (instructions) to get fixes/updates immediately. This method has some risks and you should only use it if you understand them.

4. Quaternary: Source code

Source code is available [on Github](https://github.com/bmrf/tron/) (Note: this doesn't include many of the utilities Tron relies on to function). If you want to view the code without downloading a ~600MB package, Github is a good place to do it.


Command-Line Support

Tron has full command-line support. Switches are optional, can be used simultaneously, and override their respective default when used. See here for a list of command-line switches.

Pack Integrity

SHA-256 hashes are in \tron\integrity_verification\checksums.txt and are signed with my PGP key (0x07d1490f82a211a2, pubkey included). Use this to verify pack integrity.