Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT)

Autorun-Related Malware Declines and the June 2011 Security Bulletin Release

Hello there. First off, I’d like to share some news regarding the updates we made to the Autorun feature in Security Advisory 967940, which we released in February 2011. The advisory made changes to how Autorun handles “non-shiny” media (eg., USB thumb drives). The change was expected to make a significant difference to infection rates …

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Q&A from May 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the May Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded twelve questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released and the Malicious Software Removal Tool.  There were two questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer and we have included those questions and answers on the …

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March 2011 Security Bulletin Release

Hello all — Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have three bulletins addressing four vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. One bulletin is rated Critical, and this is the bulletin we recommend for priority deployment: MS11-015. This bulletin resolves one Critical-level and one Important-level vulnerability affecting certain media files in …

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December 2010 Advance Notification Service is released

Hi everyone. Mike Reavey from the MSRC here. Today we’re releasing our Advance Notification Service for the December 2010 security bulletin release. As we do every month, we’ve given information about the coming December release and provided links to detailed information so you can plan your deployment by product, service pack level, and severity.  However, …

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September 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Hi everyone, With this month’s bulletin release, I want to highlight the great work done through our partnerships in the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). MAPP represents our commitment to community based defense and a shared sense of responsibility to help protect the computing ecosystem. In July of this year, the Stuxnet malware emerged onto …

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October 2009 Security Bulletin Release

Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for October 2009 This month, we released 13 new bulletins which address 33 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Since we published this information in our advance notification (ANS) last Thursday, we have been asked “is this the most bulletins Microsoft has ever released”? The short answer …

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September 2009 Security Bulletin Webcast Video and Customer Q and A

In the September 2009 security bulletin webcast, it was clear that customers had a lot of concerns about MS09-048 as almost half the questions we answered were on that topic. The questions and answers from the session are now posted here on the blog. As we mentioned in the webcast, The MS09-048 bulletin has been …

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