Windows Update KB890830

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Duartexas, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Duartexas

    Duartexas MDL Novice

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    A new update hit today with the following description:

    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - September 2010 (KB890830)

    Download size: 3.0 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    After the download, this tool runs one time to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps remove any infection that is found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time that you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center, or you can run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product.



    Could this update interfer with RemoveWAT somehow?
     
  2. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    The Malicious Software Removal Tool is designed to capture some viruses, anyway (if want to feel more safe) you can de-select it and hide to not install. Who knows... :)
     
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  3. Duartexas

    Duartexas MDL Novice

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    Well I thought about it because I have a nice anti malware tool which checks for stuff that normally the antivirus let it pass, and it does detects a file I have saved of RemoveWAT.exe as an infection in "high risk" level, so I'm concerned that this microsoft update tool maybe remove it which it wouldn't be a good thing for me :p

    So I will leave it on hold until I get more information about. If anyone can test this update on a spare machine and post the results versus RemoveWAT that would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. jlgager

    jlgager MDL Developer

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    They come out with a new version like every month and it hasn't been a problem before. But I guess if Microsoft wanted to they could include a patch in there but i severely doubt it.
     
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  5. Duartexas

    Duartexas MDL Novice

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    I didn't notice this kind of update had been around before seems to me to be the first time on my windows 7. Are you referring to previous windows versions?
     
  6. titian

    titian MDL Junior Member

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    It usually appears on patch tuesday and seems to be harmless so far.
    I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  7. Duartexas

    Duartexas MDL Novice

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    Alright I have downloaded and installed and all good so I guess no worries...

    Is there a thread in this forum where we can check which updates safe to install and which maybe not? Would be good instead of creating a new post everytime one is not sure. I tried to find but no luck.
     
  8. harvey rabbit

    harvey rabbit MDL Novice

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    ://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/10233-Microsoft-Windows-7-Updates-Compatibility-Center

    Doesn't yet include the updates from this week.