Malicious Software Removal Tool

(Hat tip: chawk)

Each month Microsoft posts on Windows Update the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.  Each month the tool is updated to address specific, prevalent threats.

From KB890830:

Summary

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to help remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000. The Malicious Software Removal Tool supersedes all virus-cleaner tools that were previously released by Microsoft. You can download the Malicious Software Removal Tool from the Microsoft Download Center. You can also run an online version of the tool from the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site on Microsoft.com. To run the Malicious Software Removal Tool from either location, you must log on to your computer with an account that is a member of the Administrators group. If you are running Windows XP, you can also run the Malicious Software Removal Tool from the Windows Update Web site or by using Automatic Updates.

The March 2005 release, now available on Windows Update, will remove most of the Bropia variants.

If you have click clicked on a link to a PIF file you received over IM, you should run the Malicious Software Removal Tool.

 

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4 Responses to Malicious Software Removal Tool

  1. Messenger says:

    Oceanborn,No, it doens\’t remove msn fun maker at this time. Sorry.

  2. Pascal says:

    I just wonder if this programm also kills the so called msn fun maker. ("you want to be an MSN Hacker?" message) that is causing lot of troubles recently.

  3. Messenger says:

    You do have to be administrator to install Messenger. Are you logged in as an administrator?

  4. Unknown says:

    well i need help. my msn is telling me that i need to log in as a local administrator to get the newest version of msn. DO u know how to deal with it?

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