Re: Malicious software removal tool & Live One Care

MSRT, OneCare, Defender, and Forefront all use a similar database. The MSRT only detects items in its own, limited database:

Families Cleaned by the Malicious Software Removal Tool:

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, or Windows 2000:

OneCare includes Defender "functionality." If Defender is installed, OneCare will disable it when it's installed.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
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Thomas wrote:
I attended today's mo. security briefing and could not get an answer to
this: are any or all of the malicious software scanned for in the newest
version of MSRT (2.8) ALSO covered if one is running Live One Care? What
about Windows Defender; are we to assume that Win Def. is supplanted by the
functions of Live One Care?


Relevant Pages

  • Re: One Care DEactivates Defender but....
    ... OneCare will disable your Vista copy of Windows Defender and will also disable the Windows Firewall. ... Does One care "take care" of this problem? ...
  • Re: Cant take it anymore! 0x8024001B error returns every day or two!
    ... SP3) and using only Microsoft-branded protections (Windows Firewall, ... Did you install WinXP SP3 via Automatic Updates, Microsoft Update website, or manually? ... OneCare includes both Defender and its own firewall so you should not have Defender installed and the Windows Firewall should be disabled. ...
  • Re: Windows Defender failed update for KB915597 (Definition 1.19.2720.
    ... Are you aware that the latest version of OneCare /includes/ Defender so you don't need a separate install of the latter? ... Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for Windows Defender support and comments. ...
  • Re: MSMpEng.exe takes up a lot of startup time.
    ... Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes ... This file is part of Windows One Care Live, ... I thought it was actually part of Windows Defender (and isn't that in OneCare)? ...
  • The Fix
    ... "Windows could not start the Windows Defender service on Local Computer. ... Windows Defender error 0x800106ba with Vista home Premium ...