Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

By Subservient
Dec 17, 2005
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  1. I've heard that this does remove Malicious Software, but loads a bunch of spyware onto your computer. Any truth to this?

    I'm thinking about installing this, but the rumours have me kinda iffy :confused:


    **EDIT** Sorry, this should be in the Security and Web Forum
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    no. Anything by microsoft is legit, but may or may not be useful.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Absolutely safe to use. It gets updated every month or so, when Microsoft releases security updates.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    It's safe alright. Just gets rid of some of the big threats. Not worth relying on it, you'll still need Spybot/Ad-aware, Firewall, etc.
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