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Windows 7: Malicious Software Removal Tool Update KB890830

2 Days Ago   #31
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ranger4, I am so thankful, as I could not get anything to work. I used your directions after employing two different images (and all the other stuff I did) and it is all fixed now, thank you so much. This is my main pc, and my work pc, I was pulling my hair out trying to fix this. I think bashing my head against my desktop must have helped a little also LOL.

Is there any ideas as to why this happens to only certain people?

Thanks, Nasty7


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2 Days Ago   #32
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Yes, you should install it. It will run in the background afterwards. MSRT usually comes out once a month. I always check to see if Updates are ticked & if not ticked I tick them.

Running other AV software should not affect MSRT.
I actually hid that Update, I wonder if that is okay?
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2 Days Ago   #33
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

No doubt there will be a new one coming in the next major roll up, so you can probably leave it until then. Or you can unhide it.

It really is up to you. I always run the MSRT as it's good insurance against malware.

You are welcome & thank you. Very glad to hear the update problem has been fixed for you.

The only reason I can think of it that different Windows 7 users have different expiry dates on that AuthCab. This is probably a sensible approach from MS because having them all expiring at the one time would create massive havoc if what happened to ours happened to every user. The problem seemed to be caused by neglect of someone at MS to update these things.
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2 Days Ago   #34
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

The MSRT only finds certain specific infections already on your machine, it does not protect against anything in the future. It accompanies the usual Windows Updates every month. I would leave the current one uninstalled as it is unchecked and you should never check/install unchecked updates as there is always a reason for MS not checking them - in this case, it's a problematic update that has caused some issues. I would hide it.
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2 Days Ago   #35
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
The MSRT only finds certain specific infections already on your machine, it does not protect against anything in the future. It accompanies the usual Windows Updates every month. I would leave the current one uninstalled as it is unchecked and you should never check/install unchecked updates as there is always a reason for MS not checking them - in this case, it's a problematic update that has caused some issues. I would hide it.
No argument here! LOL

Got no problem hiding this one, and was hesitant when I installed it. My system is super clean and I'm quite careful with it as my Primary pc, so I can only guess that this caused my problem. Otherwise it has been smooth sailing for a while now. Only had one problem with this install when I (Stupidly) Connected a customer's Docked drive that was infected. Caused me some problems, but not do bad.

Thanks Seffrid!
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