XP Malicious software removal tool

  exwirecutter 09:56 15 Feb 2008

During Windows update I see Malicious software removal tool included .
Is this automatic or am I supposed to run it
manually , if so how ??

  cocteau48 10:07 15 Feb 2008

Just allow it to install along with any other essential updates which may be applicable to your system.

  birdface 10:27 15 Feb 2008

When it installs it usually scans your computer as well.So no need to run it manually unless you think that you may have problems.

  provider 2 15:28 15 Feb 2008

This is Microsoft`s explanation:

click here

It sounds good but whether or not anybody uses it much is another matter. I think it`s one of those things that like Windows Defender, everyone has heard of but don`t seem to have much faith in.

  Fishbox 10:19 11 Mar 2008

Is there any point in running this if you have an anti-virus program like AVG running?
I don't accept automatic Windows updates after a crash which the PC "doctor" thought was caused by Microsoft.I now install manually and have declined the Malicious Software Removal Tool.

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