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Windows 7: Quick query

24 Jan 2013   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
Quick query

Is the Windows Malicious Software removal tool the same as the Microsoft one? Just noticed it in some Windows updates?

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24 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From what it says here, yes it is the same tool.
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24 Jan 2013   #3

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro

The only thing I don't like about the tool is it buries itself in your folders & apparently, from what I've seen, the older versions aren't removed.

When patch Tuesday comes around, I d/l the tool separately & place it in a folder where I know I can access it easily if needed. I then do a quick scan with Malicious Software removal tool, click "check for updates" & it will be removed from the list of updates.

Just keeping the accumulation of files on my HD down...when a new version comes out I delete the old one & d/l the new one.
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24 Jan 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Thanks fellas they do seem to chop and change the titles around a fair bit - confusing for a silly old bloke like me even more so for a new starter
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