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auto update patch/fix/download

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#1 ltdave


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:07 PM

i generally have automatic updates turned off but i must have turned it on, or in running a scan, or reinstalling MSE turned it back on...

because so many malware trojan virus worms now seem to pose as the genuine article with their shield icon and the microsoft quad-color icons, i thought i had better check here to see if i have a legitimate update...

the installer shows the following update ready to install:

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - October 2010 (KB890830)

is this the real deal? i dont want to install it thinking its cool and then end up with a week of debugging and getting back to where i am now...


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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:47 PM

yes this is a legit update
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:15 PM

It's legit. http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.aspx

Microsoft releases an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month, and as needed to respond to security incidents. The tool is available from Microsoft Update, Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center.

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