Do you install Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Phoenix, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    I have always unchecked it and hid it from Windows update, I don't get it, why would I need it if I use NOD32? it doesn't do anything that I'm missing right?
     
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  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    oops, seems like it's useless crap from Micro$aft: httx://wwx .howtogeek.com/180773/what-is-the-malicious-software-removal-tool-and-do-i-need-it/
     
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  3. eydee

    eydee Guest

    To avoid having hidden updates.
     
  4. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    All updates except BING
     
  5. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    I hide all updates per default, my M$ box runs dramatically faster and much smoother. :)
     
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    and less secure ;)
     
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  7. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    ...well M$ missed so many holes (incl. age-old) you could drive a truck, errr a fleet of trucks, through, so I'm not to worried about security. ;)
     
  8. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    :good3: 37526 virii and 126220 trojans like this.
     
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  9. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    It's a relic from an old era. I'd be surprised if it ever detected anything anymore.
     
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  10. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    I run this tool + AntiVirus + CheckDisk + SFC + Optimize SSD every 90 minutes on daily basis, full scan, including countless external drives, flash drives, SDCards, etc. Gets in the way of continuous gaming, but after seeing how many IP addresses I connect too and that there are government agencies and hackers behind each one surely made me realize that its better to be safe than sorry!
     
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  11. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Now that's some serious sarcasm.
    But how do you know that these programs aren't the ones making sure the gov't backdoors are still open? *mind blown* :suicide:
     
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  13. MonarchX

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    #14 MonarchX, Jun 13, 2014
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    I also download 3rd party software from Russia and China, which counters US spying. Its like anti-matter vs. matter - US vs. Chussia spy collision and all the spying disintegrates. It also helps to know Tron - he fights for the USER!
     
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