Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool [27 Sept 2011]

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by FanJ, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. FanJ

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    Although I always install it, I've never bothered adding it to my security setup, because it's basically part of Windows.
     
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    Is this a notification that MSRT needs to be downloaded and run outside of Windows Update ?
     
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    Hi silj,

    My posting was not meant as such, but more as a kind of an heads-up that there was an out-of-cycle update so to speak (usually you get it on Patch Tuesday). I got it via Windows Update.
    Apologies that I didn't make it more clear, due to family circumstances.

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    I would like to thank Dermot7 for the link to the MS Technet blog :thumb:
     
  7. siljaline

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    It is an out-of-band, FanJ, related to the new malware as cited in the TechNet Blog entry on the Kelihos Botnet

    I have already downloaded and run the stand-alone MRT tool. Without any evidence of infections.
     
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    Some additional reading how Kaspersky was involved in the botnet takedown:

    http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/b...persky-lab-disabled-hluxkelihos-botnet-092911

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    More
     
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