problems with Windows updates Virus tool

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August 13, 2010 at 15:18:45
Specs: Windows Vista
I am wanting to know if anyone else is having this problem and what to do about it.
After I do a windows update that contains:
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool -or-
Security Update for Windows Vista
I get all these pop ups, warnings, messages, ect. that say my computer is infected and wont let me open anything because its infected. It shuts down my normal anti virus and my firewall. What I have done in the past to get rid of it is a system restore to before the update was done, afterwords I do a virus check and nothing is wrong and there are no viruses. This has happened twice, once a few months prior and just recently. I have been trying to watch what updates need to be installed, to keep it from happening, but I must have missed one. Basically what I want to know is, is there something wrong with the updates or what is happening? Please help!


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#1
August 13, 2010 at 17:52:03
As far as I know Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool only runs when you request it to.

More likely you have picked up one of those bogus Anti-Malware infections. Could be just coincidence and not directly related to the updates mentioned.

Try running MalwareBytes freebie and see if that unearths anything.

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#2
August 13, 2010 at 21:43:26
I will have to try that MalwareBytes. It just seems really odd that I only have problems right after an update...
The first time it happened, I did the system restore and got everything back to normal, then I selected all the updates but the Malicious Software Removal Tool and had no problems what so ever. I'm just concerned that there might be some kind of virus in the update...do you think thats possible?

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#3
August 14, 2010 at 04:38:09
I'm just concerned that there might be some kind of virus in the update...do you think thats possible?

There is no virus in genuine Windows updates. You probably got hit with the fake Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. CLICK ME for more information.

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#4
August 14, 2010 at 10:07:13
Thanks for all your help!

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#5
August 14, 2010 at 11:50:59
you may have to install rkill.exe
http://www.technibble.com/rkill-rep...
to disable the virus. If it opens and closes, keep executing the file untill it says the rougue service has been stopped. Then do a full scan using malwarebytes and remove all it finds.
Then I would suggest you do a full scan with your anti-virus program.

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