Get-AppxPackage: The database disk image is malformed

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You may be unable to install or update Store apps. Also, when you run the Get-AppxPackage command, the following error may appear:

Get-AppxPackage : The database disk image is malformed
The database disk image is malformed
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-AppxPackage
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-AppxPackage], Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Exception,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.GetAppxPackageCommand

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How to Install Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 and 11

install Windows Sandbox via OptionalFeatures.exe

This article explains how to uninstall and reinstall Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 and 11.

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains “sandboxed” and runs separately from the host machine.Read more

Accidentally Allowed a Threat in Windows Defender. What to do now?

Defender Allowed Threats reset

When Microsoft Defender Antivirus finds a virus, it asks you what action to take on the threat. The options are “Remove”, “Quarantine”, and “Allow on device”.

You may wonder:

  1. What happens if you’ve accidentally clicked “Allow” instead of “Remove”?
  2. What happens to the “allowed” threat? Will Microsoft Defender Antivirus redetect the item during the next scan?

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