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Patch Tuesday and MRT KB890830


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#1 sikntired

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:47 AM

Am I mistaken or has the Windows EULA always popped-up when downloading and installing the latest update to the Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830). Don't ever recall this happening with previous updates to it. What is MS up to now ? Is this a ploy for something additional to be installed along with the update ? Or, am I being paranoid ?

 

 

 



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#2 Agouti

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:49 AM

No you are not paranoid.  I have never seen or had to agree to a EULA for the Malicious Software Removal Tool.



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:56 AM

No you are not paranoid.  I have never seen or had to agree to a EULA for the Malicious Software Removal Tool.


Looks like you never installed Windows Updates on a clean Windows 7 installation then.

I know you have to agree at least once to it (the first time you install the update), but I don't think you have to agree to in the future unless the EULA is updated. Last revision on the article was 2 days ago.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/kb/890830

Article ID: 890830 - Last Review: 05/10/2016 17:44:00 - Revision: 165.0


MRT.exe is legitimate, I doubt Microsoft would push anything suspicious in their security solution.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 11:03 AM

...but I don't think you have to agree to in the future unless the EULA is updated.

That's what I meant.






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