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#1 TeMerc

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 01:55 PM

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000

Article ID : 890830
Last Review : January 11, 2005
Revision : 1.3

SUMMARY
Microsoft has released the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to help remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000. The Malicious Software Removal Tool supersedes all virus-cleaner tools that were previously released by Microsoft. You can download the Malicious Software Removal Tool from the Microsoft Download Center. You can also run an online version of the tool from the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site on Microsoft.com. To run the Malicious Software Removal Tool from either location, you must log on to your computer with an account that is a member of the Administrators group. If you are running Windows XP, you can also run the Malicious Software Removal Tool from the Windows Update Web site or by using Automatic Updates.

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If you are an IT administrator who wants more information about deploying the tool in an enterprise environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
891716Deployment of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool in an enterprise environment
This article includes information about Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS), and Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) support.

Windows Update Web site and Automatic Updates
If you use Microsoft Windows XP, you can use Automatic Updates to download and run the tool, or you can visit the Windows Update Web site:
http://www.windowsupdate.com
The tool is offered as a critical update through these mechanisms.

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#2 Philip Brampton

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 06:35 PM

Judging by the total lack of response on the forum about the latest MS offering,it is not rated.I have not even downloaded it.Stinger sounds a better proposition to me.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 07:06 PM

You are comparing apples to oranges. Stinger is a tool to remove viruses, somewhere in the neighborhood of 32 strains or so.

MSAS doesn't remove any viruses..it's a spyware scanner, and it works quite differently. The other thing you should know is that it is a BETA...don't put it on your box unless you are completely willing to have to reformat your computer if necessary.

That also means there is no support, and there are problems that may wipe out your system if you don't know what you are doing. Use it at your own risk. :thumbsup:

There are also a few threads on this board discussing it.

Edited by groovicus, 11 January 2005 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2005 - 07:49 PM

HA, if I can ever get a break from the wrong HJT.exe locations/wrong forum postings/wrong 3-5 duplicate posts, etc.
I'll respond... with intelligence, too.

Till then, i'll track topic. :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:56 PM

Hail Groovicus!

There are actually two seperate items here. In the latest group of critical updates (todays), MS included "The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool". It is similar to Stinger in that it scans your system for specific items. It runs ONE TIME when you download it and exits. It create a results log in the C:\Windows\debug folder.

Each month, new threats will be added to it and it will again run once.

The revamped GIANT antispyware that MS bought and release as a beta is something different.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 10:07 PM

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool


I knew that..I was just testing ya'll








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