Re: How can one tell if MRT is legitament or not ?

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Subject: Re: How can one tell if MRT is legitament or not ?
Posted by:  Roger Abell [MVP] (mvpNoSp…@asu.edu)
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007

"Bubey" <catl…@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>I found MRT*.* in folder titled
> "bdd19dcc3d813ebf6013b85177b8"
> Searching Goggle says it is a Virus/Malware.
> Others say its part
> of MS program.  Which is correct ?  And if it's a
> Virus/Malware
> how to I get rid of it?

Well, what is in a name? right?
I mean, anyone can rename something to anything.
Folder names like you mentioned are used by Microsoft Update
as temp folders, so things "fit" a normal pattern; but, anyone with
permission can name things as they wish.
Do you believe this is causing something to run?
Do you have a .exe?  If so, when you go into the properties does
the info check out, particularly the digital signature ?

You are probably chasing shadows from running autoupdates.

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How can one tell if MRT is legitament or not ? posted by Bubey on Fri, 17 Aug 2007