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    MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    It appears that there will be at least 2 more beta releases of Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware. The first one will be mainly to extend the beta-expiration date from July 31st to December 31st and will probably be released in the next few days (It has already been released to some testers).

    The second update, Beta 2, will be released some time later this year containing some updates to the program.

    For more details see Microsoft Set to Update Anti-Spyware Beta

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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    I rather like the idea of Beta 1
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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    Yes, thanks Tony
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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    The updated beta of Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware is now available for download.

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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    Thanks Tony! I got it, used it, and didn't find a thing wrong!! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> Now that is happiness!! A "clean computer"! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>


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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    Thanks Tony. Successfully downloaded and running
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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    It's running just fine; no glitches so far. Thanks for the heads up, Tony.

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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    Like wise, no problems

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

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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    The download went smoothly. Thanks Tony for passing on the availability of this update.
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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    Has anyone noticed whether the "scheduling offset of two days" bug has been fixed in the updated beta? The one where, if you wanted the scan to run automatically on Monday morning, you had to set the scan to run, apparently, on Wednesday morning?

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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    John,

    No, I've pretty much left the default scheduling alone. But I've noticed that there appears to be a problem with updating the definitions on some machines once the latest version is installed. It appears to update from 5725 or 5727 to 5729. But if you re-boot or re-start MSAS the updater thinks you still need to get 5729. This has been reported in several threads on the MSAS newsgroup.

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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    Joe

    Mine is quite happy with 5729, dated around 17:08 BST on 26th June.

    I'll change the scheduling dates round to see what happens...

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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    There is a fix for the 5725 or 5727 to 5729 loop. See Broadband reports security forums about two-thirds the way down the page.

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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    Thanks Tony. That fixed it for me.

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    Re: MS Antispyware update to be released soon

    John,
    Think you'll find that that particular bug has been fixed. I previously had my auto schedule set for Sunday to ensure it kicked in on the Friday. Following Beta update MSAS ran its auto scan on the Sunday and caught me by suprise!! I've now reset the auto scan to reflect the actual day I want it to run rather than the 'day minus two' routine.
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