Malicious software

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Rheilly Phoull, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. G'Day
    Is it possible to remove the "Malicous software removal" program ??

    Cheers........
     
    Rheilly Phoull, Feb 6, 2008
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  2. Rheilly Phoull

    Fred Guest

    The tool doesn't get installed as such.
    It gets downloaded and typically creates a randomly generated temporary
    directory in the root directory while it runs.
    That directory is supposed to be automatically deleted on completion.
     
    Fred, Feb 6, 2008
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  3. I am not familiar with that program....but I had one that sounds
    similar.
    Kept reloading itself.
    Found an anti-spyware prog that killed it.
    superAntiSpyware.
    Cleans up all sorts of mal-ware.
     
    brian w edginton, Feb 6, 2008
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  4. Rheilly Phoull

    Fred Guest

    It's a Microsoft tool that is regularly updated and delivered via Windows
    Update or can be downloaded separately.
    "The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove
    specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are
    running........."
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=890830
     
    Fred, Feb 7, 2008
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