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#1 Krome

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:17

lol I just got one update for Windows XP.  And the update was Malicious Remover Tool or something like that... very funny... I thought they stop the XP support since April...




#2 Nashy

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:24

They extended the life of the Malicious Software Remover Tool.  Clearly if people are still running XP, they need all the help they can get to stay safe on the Internet.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:29

They extended the life of the Malicious Software Remover Tool.  Clearly if people are still running XP, they need all the help they can get to stay safe on the Internet.

 

uh oh I know someone who is gonna have a coronary over that.



#4 68k

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:36

They extended the life of the Malicious Software Remover Tool.  Clearly if people are still running XP, they need all the help they can get to stay safe on the Internet.

I only found out the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is useless unless manually run yesterday. I always thought it was something that ran and checked as a background process. Plus, the only way to launch it is through the Run prompt, or by going into system folders - how would the average user know how to do that?



#5 elenarie

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:42

Similarly to MSE, they've extended support of MSRT for XP for about a year. However, it only hunts for VERY specific malware and it is an on-demand tool, so it is rarely used by the average folk.



#6 Nashy

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:36

I only found out the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is useless unless manually run yesterday. I always thought it was something that ran and checked as a background process. Plus, the only way to launch it is through the Run prompt, or by going into system folders - how would the average user know how to do that?

 

 

I don't care.  The average user shouldn't be using this operating system.  If they get malicious software, good.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:59

I thought the Jokes & Funny Stuff section was suppose to be funny? :o



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:01

I thought the Jokes & Funny Stuff section was suppose to be funny? :o

no that stopped when warwagon joined :p



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:05

no that stopped when warwagon joined :p

So then, it hasn't been funny since near the beginning of Neowin's existence: :o

 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:28

I thought the Jokes & Funny Stuff section was suppose to be funny? :o

Windows XP is a joke.



#11 cork1958

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:30

I only found out the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is useless unless manually run yesterday. I always thought it was something that ran and checked as a background process. Plus, the only way to launch it is through the Run prompt, or by going into system folders - how would the average user know how to do that?

 

Man, where have you been?

 

Even my totally computer illiterate brother knows that it doesn't run all the time and that it only checks for a very specific set of files.



#12 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:44

Windows XP is a joke.

xp will never die, never I tell you never never NEVER :p

#13 shozilla

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:48

lol I just got one update for Windows XP.  And the update was Malicious Remover Tool or something like that... very funny... I thought they stop the XP support since April...

 

Duh... thery stopped giving  the SYSTEM UPDATES to XP users... Not Malware updates.. 

 

If you want to use XP longer, then I suggest that you unplug the PC from the internet. Otherwise, you will have security risks.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:35


 

I only found out the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is useless unless manually run yesterday. I always thought it was something that ran and checked as a background process. Plus, the only way to launch it is through the Run prompt, or by going into system folders - how would the average user know how to do that?

 

The Malicious Software Removal Tool isn't a replacement for traditional anti virus software and it runs in the background (just after you download/install from windows update)...you don't need to run it manually.  It is geared to detect specific malware in specific locations, a preventative step to eradicate worms and malware so that the systems does not stay infected for years.  It was never intended to be a full blown scanner.  You don't need to run it manually...if you suspect the computer is infected then you need a dedicated scanner.

 

XP will continue to receive updates for this tool and MSE for about another year (I think July 2015???)



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:28

Windows XP is a joke.

Hmm, right... so unsupported OSes are jokes now. I think I'll stay quiet as I don't want another war to start over this. :laugh: