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Update keeps prompting to install updates already installed multiple times

#1
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - April 2017 (KB890830)

Update History indicates this has been installed automatically 19 times since May 9th until today, May 27th. And it's still prompting that the same update is available. Is there any way to get the system to recognize that it's already installed?

Vista Home Premium, SP2, 32 bit system.
 

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SIW2

Vista Guru
Gold Member
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#2
Try uninstalling it, reboot, then let it install again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel E8400
    Motherboard
    ASRock1333-GLAN R2.0
    Memory
    2gb DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia 9500GT 1gb

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
New Zealand

Posts
2,891
#3
You could try resetting the Windows Updates



Click on Start.

Type CMD in search box.

Right click on CMD and select Run as administrator.

Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

Now rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder. You can do this by typing the following commands in the Command Prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

Now, let’s restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. Type the following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

lmacri

Vista Pro
Posts
229
#4
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - April 2017 (KB890830)

Update History indicates this has been installed automatically 19 times since May 9th until today, May 27th. And it's still prompting that the same update is available....
Hi Softshell:

These repeated MSRT offerings are a common problem for Vista SP2 users - see the last section of my post # 430 in the bleepingcomputer thread Windows Vista Update Hangs at "Checking For Updates". There is a link in that post to Gunter Born's 13-Apr-2017 tech blog entry Issues with Update KB890830 (Windows Malicious Removal Tool) that might have a possible solution.

Vistaar's June 2016 thread May's Malicious Software Removal Tool returns to haunt me June 13 might also have some useful feedback from other Vista SP2 users affected by this problem.
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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.12 * NS Premium v22.9.3.13 * MBAM Premium v2.2.1
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    32-bit Vista SP2 Home Premium
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6835ca
    CPU
    Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz
    Motherboard
    Quanta 30D2 (U2E1)
    Memory
    3 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS 5400 rpm
    Internet Speed
    5 MBps