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Cannot find a downloaded program...

by Needssomehelp / April 9, 2013 11:06 AM PDT

Yesterday I downloaded Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Program. I searched Drive C for downloaded programs but did not see either the program name or date downloaded... ?????

I have Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8.

Can anyone help??

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do you have ...
by Edward ODaniel / April 9, 2013 3:57 PM PDT

mrt.exe located in your %windir%\system32 directory? That is the executable for the Malicious Software Removal tool and its date will show how current it is.

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Did You "Run" or "Save" It?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 9, 2013 12:54 PM PDT

The Malicious software removal tool has a couple of options when you attempt to download it.. If you selected to "Run" the program when you saw the download box, then it will automatically run and scan your computer without actually downloading a program file to your computer.. It does it somwhat behind the scenes, exactly as if you had used it from the Windows Updates site..

On the other hand, if you selected to "Save" the file to your computer, it will have been saved as either of the files below, depending on whether you have a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Win8. You should be able to search for the file name using the info below.:

Windows-KB890830-V4.18.exe (Yesterday's 32 bit version)
Windows-KB890830-V4.19.exe (Today's 32 bit version)

Windows-KB890830-x64-V4.18.exe (Yesterday's version)
Windows-KB890830-x64-V4.19.exe (Today's version)

Hope this helps.


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I ran the program
by Needssomehelp / April 9, 2013 2:28 PM PDT

Grif, I ran the program. I also ran the full scan, and ASSUMED the program would be saved! So I will have to download again and save as you suggested. There is nothing in my download folders.

Just when I finally think I'm learning Windows 8 it throws me for a loop again. I still can't find simple things like recent files opened!

Thanks for your help AGAIN.

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You can always go to the MS web site
by wpgwpg / April 9, 2013 11:09 AM PDT

If you go to the Microsoft web site, you can always download it again. However look first in your Downloads folder and see if it's there.

Good luck

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