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Repeated appearance of Mal. Software Removal Tool update

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    Repeated appearance of Mal. Software Removal Tool update


    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 - August 2015 (KB890830) first appeared on my laptop running Windows 8 on 16th August, which I installed. It reappeared on 20th and 23rd. I hid it after that but each day since, a new update has appeared for a previous month successively; so, July, June, May. In desperation today, I restored the August update and installed it again. But it has not updated. Update history status displays 'Succeeded' for all dates, however. I seem to remember an issue at the time of its original installation that indicated all did not go well, which is why I installed it when it next reappeared. This is the second occasion on which the Malicious Software Removal Tool update has caused me a problem. I have created a new system restore entry and selected particular groups of updates or a single update since then so that I am in better control. I carried out System Restore on the previous occasion and wonder if that is what I must resort to once more and wonder whether other users have had similar issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hawkins View Post
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 - August 2015 (KB890830) first appeared on my laptop running Windows 8 on 16th August, which I installed. It reappeared on 20th and 23rd. I hid it after that but each day since, a new update has appeared for a previous month successively; so, July, June, May. In desperation today, I restored the August update and installed it again. But it has not updated. Update history status displays 'Succeeded' for all dates, however. I seem to remember an issue at the time of its original installation that indicated all did not go well, which is why I installed it when it next reappeared. This is the second occasion on which the Malicious Software Removal Tool update has caused me a problem. I have created a new system restore entry and selected particular groups of updates or a single update since then so that I am in better control. I carried out System Restore on the previous occasion and wonder if that is what I must resort to once more and wonder whether other users have had similar issues?
    Are you still experiencing the issue after a couple days? I have not experienced such issue on the mentioned KB.
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    Winsows 8


    cipals15
    I returned to Windows Update the following day and Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool was not present, nor has it been since. It would appear the most recent installation of which I wrote was successful, ultimately. I shall mark this post as 'Solved'.
    I thank you for your interest.
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Repeated appearance of Mal. Software Removal Tool update
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