Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Ken1943, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Ken1943

    Ken1943 Guest

    Anyone else getting a second update today ? It installed ok yesterday.


    KenW
     
    Ken1943, Jul 11, 2013
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    NQ Guest

    Yes I did but because they are both listed as KB890830 I assumed that
    even though it showed that it successfully installed yesterday that it
    probably hadn't installed correctly.
     
    NQ, Jul 11, 2013
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  3. Ken1943

    Ken1943 Guest

    I stopped the install. I am checking for updates now to see what happens.


    KenW
     
    Ken1943, Jul 11, 2013
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  4. Ken1943

    Ken1943 Guest

    Just got no updates available.


    KenW
     
    Ken1943, Jul 11, 2013
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    Fokke Nauta Guest

    Here as well.
    It installed correctly yesterday. Status = succesful.
    Today it (KB890830) came again. I let it install itself, to see as to
    what will happen. It installed correctly, status = succesful. It's twice
    on the update history list.

    Perhaps NQ is right and it did not install correctly the first time.

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Jul 11, 2013
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    SC Tom Guest

    Maybe it's an update to itself? It could be that Microsoft found they forgot
    something and released it again. They wouldn't necessarily change the
    number; it might be like the MSE definition updates that all have the same
    KB number but different Definition numbers. Who knows what evil lurks in the
    minds of MS ;-)
     
    SC Tom, Jul 11, 2013
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  7. Ken1943

    Fokke Nauta Guest

    Windows 8.1?

    Fokke
     
    Fokke Nauta, Jul 11, 2013
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    Bert Guest

    In Fokke Nauta
    Or it's just living up to its name and is being malicious.
     
    Bert, Jul 11, 2013
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    Ed Cryer Guest

    If you look at the log in Sytem32/debug/mrt.log you might find something
    interesting. Mine has a run for yesterday and one for today; both found
    no malware, but the versions of the program are different.


    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v4.22, July 2013
    Started On Wed Jul 10 12:08:52 2013


    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.2, July 2013 (build
    5.2.9201.0)
    Started On Thu Jul 11 13:57:11 2013

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Jul 11, 2013
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  10. Ken1943

    John K.Eason Guest

    From memory, the one with the other updates was around 5 Meg, whereas the later
    one was 19 Meg, so it does look as if the later one was a complete program update.
    Why MS didn't do the whole lot in one go is another question...

    Regards
    John () Remove the obvious to reply...
     
    John K.Eason, Jul 11, 2013
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  11. Ken1943

    Ken1943 Guest

    Guess August update will tell.


    KenW
     
    Ken1943, Jul 11, 2013
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  12. Ken1943

    Guest

    I had posted another message on this updated before I saw this
    message. I'm guessing it is safe to install and does not impact other
    Antivirus programs (I run Norton Antivirus). How does it impact the
    operations of you system?

    charliec
     
    , Jul 11, 2013
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  13. So, SC Tom's explanation sounds reasonable.
     
    Robin Bignall, Jul 11, 2013
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    gufus Guest

    I got a error with v4.22, maybe thats why M$ released a bug fix.


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v4.22, July 2013
    Started On Wed Jul 10 23:54:58 2013
    ->Scan ERROR: resource process://pid:1628 (code 0x00000490 (1168))

    Results Summary:
    ----------------
    No infection found.
    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Finished On Wed Jul
    10 23:56:34 2013


    Return code: 0 (0x0)

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.2, July 2013
    (build 5.2.9201.0)
    Started On Thu Jul 11 13:22:16 2013


    Results Summary:
    ----------------
    No infection found.
    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Finished On Thu Jul
    11 13:24:00 2013


    Return code: 0 (0x0)
     
    gufus, Jul 11, 2013
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    Johnny Guest

    I got two malicious software removal tool updates. One installed, and
    the other is waiting to be installed. They are the same number.

    I don't know why the first one installed, because I'm supposed to decide
    whether or not to install updates.
     
    Johnny, Jul 11, 2013
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    gufus Guest

    Strange, my 32bit box has 1 update v4.22, my 64bit has 2 v4.22 - v5.2
     
    gufus, Jul 11, 2013
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    Ed Cryer Guest

    No, that error you got is very common; common enough to ignore.
    The second KB890830 (notice they're always the same KB no; going back
    years) was a major program update.
    Here's a possible scenario for what happened in an MS office.
    Programmer A: I haven't quite got it ready yet. I'll do my best.
    Programmer B: It's almost time to release the monthly updates.
    Programmer A: Damn. I'm doing what I can.
    Programmer B: Release the monthlies.
    ...........
    Programmer A: Here's the new MSRT.
    Programmer B: Too late, old chap. The Kraken's been released.
    Programmer A goes to boss; boss tells programmer B to release it on its
    own. Programmer B does just that.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Jul 11, 2013
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    Guest

    I went ahead and installed the update today. But, how do you tell it
    is running and where do you find the result of scan? Just want to
    check and see if it is active?

    charliec
     
    , Jul 11, 2013
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    Paul Guest

    The MRT runs once, when it is "installed" on a monthly basis. At least
    that is what mine does, on an older OS.

    A user can also run it manually, at any time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Malicious_Software_Removal_Tool

    "It records its results in a log file located at %windir%\debug\mrt.log.

    To run it manually at other times, users can start "mrt.exe" using the
    Command Prompt or Run command in the Start Menu.

    With Windows 2000 going out of support in July 2010, Microsoft stopped
    distributing the MSRT tool to Windows 2000 users via Windows update.

    Download and usage of the current versions up to 4.20 (May 2013) was
    still possible. Starting with version 5.1 (June 2013) Windows 2000
    is not supported anymore."

    So I guess that's a difference, between the two versions being discussed.
    Loss of Win2K testing, even though Win2K is very close to WinXP
    in terms of design concepts.

    HTH,
    Paul
     
    Paul, Jul 11, 2013
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    Nil Guest

    It's only "active" for a short time. It appears as an update, it gets
    downloaded and installed, it runs once and exits, and supposedly tells
    you if it found anything of note. Pretty stupid of it not to provide
    you with any feedback, if you ask me. Maybe it makes an entry in one of
    the Event Logs.

    You can run it manually by typing "MRT" in the "Run..." box.
     
    Nil, Jul 11, 2013
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