Forum Thread: Microsoft Removal Tool

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Microsoft Removal Tool: Blaster/Nachi

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pwillener1 Microsoft Removal Tool
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I recently installed a "new" computer with Windows XP-SP3. Naturally I ran PSI after installing all required software programs and Microsoft Updates.

PSI indicated that there is one program that needs updating:
Microsoft Removal Tool: Blaster/Nachi

When I "click to update" it leads me to the Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) page [ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.as... ]. I download and run the patch [Windows-KB890830-V4.14.exe], which installs and runs MRT.exe (File Version 4.14.6800.0).

Yet, PSI still flags that as "needs updating". Is that a problem with the PSI detection mechanism?

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keith1937 RE: Microsoft Removal Tool
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Could it be referring to that XP will no longer be serviced my MS in a few week time end of 2012 if I am correct?

Keith
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mogs RE: Microsoft Removal Tool
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@pwillener1

It might be worth reading thro' the following threads of fairly recent forum discussion :-
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/134...
and....
https://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/13...

Hope it helps.........regards.........

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ddmarshall RE: Microsoft Removal Tool
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Keith,

Support for Windows XP is ending on April 8, 2014.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/end-sup...

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keith1937 RE: Microsoft Removal Tool
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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9233996/Win...

This will explain every thing.

Good news for XP users

Keith
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pwillener1 RE: Microsoft Removal Tool
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Thank your for the links; all clear now!
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