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Forum Thread: Malicious Software Removal Tool

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Microsoft
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Microsoft Removal Tool: Blaster/Nachi

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Cluffty Malicious Software Removal Tool
Member 21st Aug, 2013 23:50
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I am running XP Service Pack 3 and am going round in circles with the "Malicious Software Removal Tool"

PSI reports the following:
Secure Version states "Product Discontinued"
Status states "Click to update"

Microsoft reports "This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month."

When I delete the file it automatically reappears with Windows Updates.

Does anyone else have a similar experience or ideas how this can be resolved?

Clive

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Maurice Joyce RE: Malicious Software Removal Tool
Handling Contributor 22nd Aug, 2013 00:16
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Last edited on 22nd Aug, 2013 17:58
Clive,
I would create an ignore rule. My thread here explains the background:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/133...

EDIT: Is everything now in order?

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Maurice

Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
16GB RAM
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