Forum Thread: Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.1.2600.5512

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GMSTONE Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.1.2600.5512
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Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.1.2600.5512

System is: Windows XP Pro 32 bit SP3 with all MS updates thru 8/19/13. Secunia PSI v 3.0.0.6005 reports this software as the Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.1.2600.5512 and Product Discontinued. When I Click to update Secunia takes me to:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-...

which is the update for the : Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.3 Published: 8/13/13.
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The Update file is: Windows-KB890830-V5.3.exe

When I run this update file, it installs the update and allows the user to run the program but Secuna does not update the status of this program.

Is there a fix for this problem?

I know that support for XP will end in April 2014 and I have read all the posts on this subject thru 8/19/13. If you read this post and check the MS link above you will see this Software appears to be supported by MS thru 8/13/13.

Maurice Joyce RE: Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.1.2600.5512
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You have raised this issue before & were directed to this thread:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/133...

which should answer your query.


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GMSTONE RE: Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.1.2600.5512
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You are correct, I have raised this issue before back when I was using SPI v2.0 and instructed SPI to ignore this program. But when I updated to v.3.0 this reappeared.

Of the many suggestion I found the following work around to work for me.

Maurice Joyce RE: Having Problems with the Microsoft Removal Tool for Blaster/Nachi?
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Thanks for your help.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.1.2600.5512
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You should be able to ignore it again using version 3. Is the ignore rule not working or are you now all fixed up?

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GMSTONE RE: Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.1.2600.5512
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No problem getting v3.0 to ignore this program. What I was trying to tell was thar MS has posted an update v5.3 on 8/13/13 indicating that they desided to continue support of this tool. But what do I know?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.1.2600.5512
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I think you are confusing the two tools.

Windows Update issues a revised WINDOWS Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) every "Patch Tuesday" to all users of supported Windows.

This "new" tool does not have an installer & PSI does not report on it nor will it be found in Control Panel>add/remove.

Microsoft details for the "new tool".

The Malicious Software Removal Tool does not use an installer. Typically, when you run the Malicious Software Removal Tool, it creates a randomly named temporary directory on the root drive of the computer. This directory contains several files, and it includes the Mrtstub.exe file. Most of the time, this folder is automatically deleted after the tool finishes running or after the next time that you start the computer. However, this folder may not always be automatically deleted. In these cases, you can manually delete this folder, and this has no adverse effect on the computer.

PSI is still telling you that the old MICROSOFT Removal Tool for Blaster/Nachi is discontinued which is correct.

This old programme does have an installer & can be found in Control Panel>add/remove & was also included in XP SP2 making it difficult to remove.

I suspect your old Ignore Rule created in PSI 2 was removed when you updated to version 3. Just create a new rule.

If doubts remain publish the path PSI is giving you to the problem.

Open PSI>once open select Show Programs.
U will now see a page full of programme icons or a list.
Right click on the programme in error>select Show Details - that will open a box showing the path & version number of the offending file.
U now have 2 options:
1. Write down the exact file path & install version - return to the Forum & type that information.
2. Take a screen shot & publish that.

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