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Re: Updates 11/13/18 - "Microsoft + Adobe" Tuesday

Thanks for that feedback. Is your Win 7 PC 32- or 64-bit?

I unselected the Nov. MSRT update and successfully installed all the other updates on my Win 7 PC (32-bit) last night without any strange messages. Just haven't gotten around to installing MSRT from the direct link.

My thread about this issues in the MS forum has gotten 17 "Have the same question" clicks but no posts from any MVPs, MS engineers or anyone else.  The silence is deafening!

And for the record, my Win 10 (1803; 64-bit) lappy installed all its updates including Nov. MSRT last night without any strange messages.

Ron

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7- Thorium

Re: Updates 11/13/18 - "Microsoft + Adobe" Tuesday

I downloaded/ran Nov-18 MSRT using the link @ky331 posted above. It didn't ask me to accept any EULA's.

When the quick scan finished, the progress box said "Files infected: 7" but the summary box (and the log file) said "No infection found" and all the malware items listed said "not infected".

Now I'm totally confused...

Ron

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ky331
6 Indium

Re: Updates 11/13/18 - "Microsoft + Adobe" Tuesday

 

Ron wrote:

When the quick scan finished, the progress box said "Files infected: 7" but the summary box (and the log file) said "No infection found" and all the malware items listed said "not infected".

I didn't take note of it this time... but yes, I've encountered that in the past.   If memory serves me, I read somewhere that this is normal... probably indicates that the scan encountered a few "suspicious" files, that required deeper analysis... and upon doing so, concluded they were in fact clean.

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7- Thorium

Re: Updates 11/13/18 - "Microsoft + Adobe" Tuesday

Suddenly got a bunch of responses from other users on the MS forum with the same XP SP2 EULA issue when trying to install MSRT through Windows Update.  And there's a second thread about the same thing on the MS forum and one on another forum too. Misery loves company!

As for the 7 "infected" files MSRT claimed to have found on my PC, it appears MSRT ends up ignoring those files and doesn't submit them to the MS server for verification because they aren't on the list of infections it's searching for. Sure would be good if MSRT listed those suspicious files so the user could investigate, even if they're false positives.

Ran full scans with Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware and MSE overnight. SAS found one tracking cookie and promptly ate it, but nothing else was found by any of them. So I guess this PC is clean...

Ron

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joe53
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Re: Updates 11/13/18 - "Microsoft + Adobe" Tuesday

Just to add that I have religiously used and run MSRT, from both WU and from the standalone download site, since its inception years ago. It has never detected anything on any of my systems. I never bothered to use the /N switch, and never regretted this practice.

Tonight for the first time I ran a full on-demand MSRT scan, which took a few hours. The only thing it detected was a trace remnant of an EICAR test file.

Just an FYI. As always, YMMV.

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ky331
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Re: Updates 11/13/18 - "Microsoft + Adobe" Tuesday

 

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