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Microsoft Beefs Up Free Infection-Removal Tool (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 01:59 PM
Continuing to recover from current security issues, Microsoft now has a Malicious Software Removal Tool that scans for various malicious software virus such as including MyDoom, Nachi, Sasser, and MSBlast, and removes them. This tool can be directly downloaded, and it is included in XP automatic updates.
Along with the plethora of patches released Tuesday, Microsoft also revised its free Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for the first time, and as promised earlier, automatically added it to Windows XP users' download lists when they accessed Windows Update.
The tool, which debuted last month, has been enhanced so it now detects and deletes -- or tries to -- all instances of the Korgo, Netsky, Zafi, and Randex worm families.

January's edition cleansed systems of eight different worm/virus families, including MyDoom, Nachi, Sasser, and MSBlast. This month's edition adds four to bring the total to 12.

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Along with Microsofts recent deployment of Anti-spyware beta release, the recent purchase of an antivirus company, the lawsuits against spamers, and virus designers, they are attempting to both recover from current security issues, and break into the large antivirus markets.

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