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Postby Oylpann » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:40 pm

The other night, I got a new MS update which had a "Malicious Program detection Tool" but stupid me forgot to read the details. I just downloaded and installed. No reboot required. Did anyone else get that?
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Postby John-K » Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:30 pm

I did get an update, but I don't remember seeing that. I just did the express install, and didn't read anything. :?:
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Postby Oylpann » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:09 pm

Me too. :x dangit.. I'm curious as to what it was now. I would like to see this "Malicious Software Detection Tool" and run it.. I wonder if it might just be something that runs in the background or something. :?
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Postby evasive » Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:14 pm

Against some of the more common trojans. The very least they can do with all them holes in the OS (not flaws, these are by design, mind you...).
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Postby ThEvil0nE » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:39 pm

Oylpann wrote:Me too. :x dangit.. I'm curious as to what it was now. I would like to see this "Malicious Software Detection Tool" and run it.. I wonder if it might just be something that runs in the background or something. :?


I do believe I had and did a good read on what that thing was since I don't have "auto-update" enabled. The detection tool runs only once after install and deletes by itself. This is what I noticed, everytime they have new security patches which are mostly to combat the ever evolving forms os sassers, mydooms etc..., after a few weeks or somethin, they come out with a detection tool. Maybe because a pc might or have been infected and will only be detected when the user have applied the new patch.

anyway, here's what it was and what it does...

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - March 2005 (KB890830)
After the download, this tool runs once to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and automatically helps remove any variants found. After it runs, the tool is deleted from your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center or run an online version from microsoft.com. In addition to using this tool, you should use an up-to-date antivirus product to help protect your computer from other malicious software.
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Postby EmilyB » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:03 am

evasive wrote:Against some of the more common trojans. The very least they can do with all them holes in the OS (not flaws, these are by design, mind you...).


Its true that a lot of software have "back doors" meant to only be known and used by the developers. What amazes me is that M$ seem to have a habit of leaving the key under a large plant-pot in their front garden draped with a huge sign: "If youre looking for a key to unlock everything, please look here" :roll:
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Postby Oylpann » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:24 am

Thanks alot for the info Evil. That clears things up. :)
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Postby snap355 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:56 am

Not all updates require reboots
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Postby evasive » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:35 pm

snap355 wrote:Not all updates require reboots


not all reboots require an update either :lol:
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Postby EmilyB » Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:06 am

evasive wrote:
snap355 wrote:Not all updates require reboots


not all reboots require an update either :lol:


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