Windows Update - July 2013 (KB890830)


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charliec

Microsoft listed an "Important" update for Win7 listed below:

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - July 2013 (KB890830)

The update was listed as Important, but was not checked for update as
other Important updates are, which indicates it is optional.

Has anyone applied this update and if so, what impact does it have on
your system. The description seems to indicate that it runs a scan at
startup - is this true and what impact does that have on your system.

Any insights into this update are really appreciated.

Thanks
charliec
 
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Has anyone applied this update and if so, what impact does it have on
your system. The description seems to indicate that it runs a scan at
startup - is this true and what impact does that have on your system.

Any insights into this update are really appreciated.
| From: Ken1943
| Newsgroups: alt.windows7.general
| Subject: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:39:35 -0600
| Message-ID: <[email protected]>
 
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Has anyone applied this update and if so, what impact does it have on
your system. The description seems to indicate that it runs a scan at
startup - is this true and what impact does that have on your system.

Any insights into this update are really appreciated.
<https://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/p/july-2013-security-bulletin-q-a.aspx?Redirected=true>

<quote>

Q: Why does the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) install and run
twice this month? It runs once during the first pass through Windows
Update, then if you run Windows Update again it shows that MSRT is
needed again. Once it downloads and runs the second time, Windows
Update no longer thinks it needs to run again.

A: We are in the process of rolling out a new version of MSRT and to
manage the risk, we are releasing the new version in stages over a few
months. In this month, if you let Windows Update automatically
download, you will get the old version. But if you manually check for
it, you will get the new version. This is possibly the reason for the
two offerings.

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