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    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

    What does this actually do? I download it regularly, but see no activity.

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    Re: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

    As Leif's post points out, I guess you and I are in good shape then. I've never paid any attention to it, but mine has a recent November file date, I guess the last time I did XP updates. Strange that the file date revealed in a hover is much older. Anyway, I too have never "heard anything" from it, so I guess that's good news.
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    Re: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

    Strange that the file date revealed in a hover is much older.

    Your Windows Explorer shows you "Date modified" stamp, when a balloon shows "Date created" stamp. Seemly Microsoft created a new version of the file "on the top" of previous version.

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    Re: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

    Ya know, you're right. Assuming an "author" would edit a program, not necessarily replace it, the original date WOULD remain just like the OS does with data files WE edit periodically. Thanks.

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    Re: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

    Here's a tutorial that may be of interest.

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