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    Hey Guys,
    When downloading kb890830 does this thing usually download and install onto the H.D. ?
    Usually I download and run it from a flash drive, but this past black tuesday's offerings, it went straight to the H.D.
    I ran a search using both the kb # and title name but only result I got was with the kb # in the Prefetch folder in Windows.
    My question is, where in the bling-blang H**L does M.S. install this dang thing as so I can uninstall it.
    any answers would be appreciated.

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    Why would you want to uninstall it?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    [quote name='texian1836' post='781737' date='25-Jun-2009 12:53']My question is, where in the bling-blang H**L does M.S. install this dang thing as so I can uninstall it.
    any answers would be appreciated.[/quote]

    KB890830 is for the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. It gets updated regularly (every month it seems). When you download it, it just get installed and run. No big deal. IMO, removing it is just a waste of time as you'll get it again next month.

    Joe
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    Take a look here for some good information about the MRT.

    "The MRT is an On Demand anti virus scanneer with a very limited impact on the PC or
    resources. there are NO reasons to remove it.

    The utility is...
    %windir%\system32\MRT.exe

    Command line switches...

    /? or /HELP = displays the command line switches
    /Q = quiet
    /N = detect only
    /F = force extended scan
    /F:Y = force extended scan and automatically clean infected files

    The following is the resultant log file...

    %windir%\Debug\mrt.log
    "
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    Thanks guys (i.e. Doc),
    you gave the answers I was looking for.
    I wanted to know more so the location of the tool more so than about uninstall.
    Thanks.

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    Just answering the question asked. Glad I was able to help.
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