Windows 10: why is windows 10 giving me windows 8 updates? Solved

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  1.    12 May 2016 #1

    why is windows 10 giving me windows 8 updates?


    i upgraded to 10 from windows 7, but i recently got some windows 8/8.1 updates for the malicious software removal tool. anyone have some idea as to why? thank you in advance...
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  2.    12 May 2016 #2

    Pretty sure it is same, just badly labelled.
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  3.    12 May 2016 #3

    cereberus said: View Post
    Pretty sure it is same, just badly labelled.
    not sure what you mean. can you elaborate? same as what? i didn't think the malicious software removal tool was included in windows 10 by default and i haven't downloaded it. to be honest, i haven't poked around extensively in windows 10 yet. perhaps it is in there somewhere. Defender is installed and i have been getting the updates for that. thanks!
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       13 May 2016 #5

    It is included in W10 monthly updates and yes, its called and appears as Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 x64 Edition - May
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  6.    13 May 2016 #6

    I looked for it last night. not found in control panel nor searching 'malicious'. i'll try again tonight searching 'mrt' as suggested in the link you provided. thanks!
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       13 May 2016 #7

    Its under 'installed updates'.

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  8.    13 May 2016 #8

    Thanks. I wasn't looking for the update. I was looking for the application.
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  9. Posts : 786
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       13 May 2016 #9

    The tool runs as soon as it has been installed... you have no control over that. When its finished I believe it automatically deletes itself ready for the next one in a months time.
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  10.    13 May 2016 #10

    Mooly said: View Post
    The tool runs as soon as it has been installed... you have no control over that. When its finished I believe it automatically deletes itself ready for the next one in a months time.
    good to know. thanks!
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