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Helpful scan - maybe?


johndrew
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MS sent me an e-mail with a link to their Microsoft Security Scanner. It is free standing and, although a bit long winded, may be of help to any who believe they may be infected.

Have a look - it's free link text

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daz60

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Why would Micro$oft send you an e-mail(??)and a link to a site.? Sounds fishy to me.Methinks a scam.???

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rawprawn

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Scam? Not if you know johndrew

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onthelimit1

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daz - I don't think so. If you go to the MS site, the scanner is there.

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Nontek

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link text

I share Daz60's doubts, - scroll down to last article in the link, unless johndrew has subscribed to the Microsoft service.

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onthelimit1

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Hmm, see what byou mean. The email could be dodgy, but the site seems genuine.

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johndrew

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Both the e-mail - I do subscribe to MS Security - and the product are genuine, so for those with concerns be assured.

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bjh

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'Tis Microsoft.

'Tisn't a scam.

However, it is a big download, and I'm not sure it will add much to the AV world. It can be downloaded on one machine, and run off a CD on another. I believe it doesn't have any install, so should help machines that are pretty gummed up.

I suspect it will use the same AV engine & database as Microsoft Security Essentials.

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daz60

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I had no idea you could subscribe to M$,so i apologise to johndrew. It has been shown to often, how a scam could work.I tend to err on the sceptical side.

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