March 24th, 2005, 11:29 AM
Windows XP Windows Update.... New tool?
I was playing Doom a little while ago and started checking for updates for my XP partition and I see this tool saying it goes and checks for Sasser and Blaster and other lovely fast working programs and then deletes itself.
I can't find much good info on this and you know Microsoft, the only thing listed is how it will check and then delete. Anyone get any problems with it before I use it?
March 24th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool ??
It has been discussed before.
I have had no problems, using it both through Automatic updates and downloading it and running it manually.
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March 24th, 2005, 12:27 PM
Just ran it on a Win2K SP4 box, and I am still here
It seems to be something along the lines of McAfee's "Stinger" in that it targets specific malware that is currently doing the rounds?
March 24th, 2005, 12:36 PM
OK cool, I have Anti Virus and a firewall installed so I don't think I'd really need it but may do it anyway just to play with it when I have time.
Heh I don't have SP2 installed as of right now, it's my laptop, it's never been much online without having two hardware firewalls in front anyway.
March 24th, 2005, 04:09 PM
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