Microsoft smacks patch-blocking rootkit second time

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  1. JRViejo

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    Computerworld Article By Gregg Keizer.​
     
  2. sg09

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    I wonder how many of us run MSRT...!!
     
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    I may be wrong, but I think it runs under the covers when MRT gets updated via Windows Update. Msoft does it for you once a month :)

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    "The easiest way to download and run the tool is to turn on Automatic Updates. Turning on Automatic Updates guarantees that you receive the tool automatically every month. If you have Automatic Updates turned on, you have already been receiving new versions of this tool monthly. The tool runs in quiet mode unless it finds an infection. If you have not been notified of an infection, no malicious software has been found that needs your attention."

    "The Malicious Software Removal Tool runs in quiet mode. If it detects malicious software on your computer, the next time that you log on to your computer as a computer administrator, a balloon will appear in the notification area to make you aware of the detection."


    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=890830

    "You can run MSRT manually at any time. In Windows XP, use Start -> Run -> mrt.exe. You can even get away with just "mrt" in the Run box. In Vista, type "mrt" into the search box (yes, it's "mrt" not "msrt"). It seems to do a lot of processing before displaying the initial window, expect a delay of 5 to 10 seconds."
     
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    As described, the tool automatically runs silently when it's downloaded, and I'm sure we all keep updated around here.

    So to answer you:

    Everyone.
     
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    It's good that it is running automatically.:)
    But I think if someone runs an up-to-date AV there is no use of it as it updates only once in a month.
     
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    It was only a few years ago that lots of people were saying that RK's were nothing to worry about :p
     
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    I doubt that, the reality is in today's world, many AV's are failing daily. I highly doubt that all those cleaned machines had no AV on them.
     
  10. Konata Izumi

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    AV sucks :D
     
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    hmm....:rolleyes:
     
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