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    My default browser is Mozilla SeaMonkey. My backup browser is Google Chrome. I use IE only when a particular website requires it.

    I did a Secunia check again today and decided to allow the installation of IE8 (among other items) but unchecked the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool item. When it came time to install IE8, Windows Update appeared to be unwilling to update the browser without also installing the Removal Tool. I give Microsoft points for their persistence in pushing the Removal Too.

    Did I miss a logical step somewhere, or did Microsoft?

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    The Malicious Software Removal Tool is released each month; it runs just once then exits.

    Apparently Microsoft wants to be sure that your PC is free of malware before IE8 is installed - not unreasonable if you think about all the criticism they get over security. So I'd allow installation of the Malicious Software Removal Tool. You don't have to do so next month (although it won't hurt either).

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