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Windows 7: Malicious Software Tool?

10 Mar 2010   #1
Jo6Pak

7 Ultimate
 
 
Malicious Software Tool?

This just showed up as an 'important' update. I have it un-checked for now. Is there any reason to download this? The description sez it only updates itself once a month and that it 'reports' (not fixes) if anything malicious is found. I already run Avast! in real-time, plus Defender and MalwareBytes on demand. Do I REALLY need another 'tool' from MS added into my current mix?

Would appreciate hearing from those who are familiar/have used this...

THANKS!


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10 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jo6Pak View Post
This just showed up as an 'important' update. I have it un-checked for now. Is there any reason to download this? The description sez it only updates itself once a month and that it 'reports' (not fixes) if anything malicious is found. I already run Avast! in real-time, plus Defender and MalwareBytes on demand. Do I REALLY need another 'tool' from MS added into my current mix?

Would appreciate hearing from those who are familiar/have used this...

THANKS!
It is important though not critical. It helps MS to keep the virus dinitions etc up to date.

Ken
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10 Mar 2010   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jo6Pak View Post
This just showed up as an 'important' update. I have it un-checked for now. Is there any reason to download this? The description sez it only updates itself once a month and that it 'reports' (not fixes) if anything malicious is found. I already run Avast! in real-time, plus Defender and MalwareBytes on demand. Do I REALLY need another 'tool' from MS added into my current mix?

Would appreciate hearing from those who are familiar/have used this...

THANKS!

You can just download it, and let it run. Never had a problem with it.

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10 Mar 2010   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It is really not installing another tool. It runs and then goes away until the next on. I would let it run and I do.
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