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Windows 7: Genuine Advant & Malicious Removal

17 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I wonder if the malicious software tool ever actually gets rid of any malicious software before it kills the computer... a once a month update for malware, etc that in some cases takes a new form several times a week?
Exactly. Heres an informative article.

Malicious Software Removal Tool

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18 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1

I wonder if the malicious software tool ever actually gets rid of any malicious software before it kills the computer
Yikes ... malicious software removal tool is killing computers! (lol)

But joking, or syntax, aside you raise a good question madtownidiot.

Thanks Bill2 ... good article.
there will always be a large body of new malware being written that MSRT does not recognize yet. That's another reason not to rely upon MSRT exclusively for protection.
Another limitation of MSRT is that it only detects malware that is actively running in RAM on your computer. If a malware program is lying dormant on your hard drive it will escape MSRT's notice.
and bottom line perhaps,

it's a fig leaf

Perhaps this helps explain why I started the thread.
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18 Sep 2010   #13


lolz catching my bad grammar.. but it wasn't entirely unintentional. Regarding your other question...
Every WGA "windows not genuine" flag I have ever encountered involved computers that came with windows XP installed from the factory.
I have never used vista any longer than it took to download drivers before downgrading to XP.
With windows 7's WAT (KB971033) I have personally dealt with 27 computers which got WAT shutdowns.. (I've never had one on any of my personal computers) ..all of which fell into one of 3 causes:
After a repair install with an upgrade disk
After using a system image to restore windows after a HDD failure or repartitioning
Upgraded the HDD containing the OS on a computer that came from the factory with windows 7

All of which brought the customer back a the next day or two in a less than pleasant mood.

I've never even seen a computer with a pirated copy of windows on it. Far as I'm concerned, WGA and its' successor, WAT, have single digit accuracy.

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18 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1

0% be specific
It always seemed like the orchard owning giant hired secutiry
guards with guns because some little kid
in the nieghbourhood leaned over the orchard fence and pinched
a few apples which he shared with the other kids.
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