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Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, Legit?

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#1 Nawtheasta


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Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:51 PM

Dear Community
Every since last winter when I had a vundo problem ( Which the folks at Bleepingcomputer helped me to fix) I am paranoid and ultra cautious when it comes to this machine. I am fairly sure that is the case here but I thought I would ask the question anyway. I am running Windows XP, SP2. My tool bar has a yellow shield with an exclamation mark that advises as to available updates. Clicking on this I am asked to accept a license agreement to install
‘Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”
So much malware masquerades as legit programs I wanted to be sure that this is a safe program that I should install. Also even if legit are there any conflicts or problems with this software that would make it inadvisable to install?
I thank all in advance for your advise
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#2 mme


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Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:07 PM

as real as it gets
its very legitimate tool from microsoft
scan your computer before patches are installed
i see your using service pack 2
you should install service pack 3
updates for service pack 2 stop in April 2009
Then the extended updates for service pack 3 will continue




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