MS Anti-Spyware Build 615 beta

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.security.virus,microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.setup,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
though the page does say it is build 615.

I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
updating problems that have been talked about.

I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
configure the program fresh.

Follow-ups will go to General
--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    There is no legitimate source outside Microsoft for Microsoft downloads.
    Softpedia.com is not a mirror for Microsoft, it redirects to Microsoft.
    Since they both go to the same place the only difference is Softpedia.com is
    a middle man and the Microsoft is direct.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
    news:O2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
    > though the page does say it is build 615.
    >
    > I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
    > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
    > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
    > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
    > updating problems that have been talked about.
    >
    > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
    > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
    > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
    > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
    > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
    > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
    > configure the program fresh.
    >
    > Follow-ups will go to General
    > --
    > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    > some support
    > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for the Microsoft Windows
    AntiSpyware Beta. Please post about MWAS to the Microsoft Windows
    AntiSpyware (Beta) Newsgroups:

    http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security


    Jim Macklin wrote:
    > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
    > though the page does say it is build 615.
    >
    > I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
    > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
    > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
    > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
    > updating problems that have been talked about.
    >
    > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
    > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
    > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
    > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
    > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
    > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
    > configure the program fresh.
    >
    > Follow-ups will go to General
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Suggestion: Go out & buy Webroot Spy Sweepper.


    "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
    news:O2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
    > though the page does say it is build 615.
    >
    > I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
    > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
    > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
    > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
    > updating problems that have been talked about.
    >
    > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
    > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
    > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
    > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
    > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
    > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
    > configure the program fresh.
    >
    > Follow-ups will go to General
    > --
    > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    > some support
    > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    What do you suspect? I think that the issue is at Microsoft
    or perhaps the college which is my ISP. My computer is
    running Ad-Aware SE Personal and SpyBot S&D as well as
    SpywareBlaster. I also have run McAfee AV and AVAST AV.
    The MS MSAS page says that the new build is 615, but the
    link on that page returns the 614 file. I have tried
    running the validation and just for kicks even tried it w/o
    the validation. I have also used Mozzila to download the
    file. I've run disk cleanup, deleted all Temp files,
    uninstalled MSAS and deleted it's folder.

    BTW, my mother maiden name was McAnulty.


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    some support
    http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm


    "James McNulty" <jamesmcnulty_james_3@msn.com> wrote in
    message news:e5Wyu5RjFHA.708@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    | Suggestion: Go out & buy Webroot Spy Sweepper.
    |
    |
    | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
    in message
    | news:O2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    | > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614
    even
    | > though the page does say it is build 615.
    | >
    | > I have found the correct software download is being
    mirrored
    | > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
    | > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for
    MSAS
    | > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the
    many
    | > updating problems that have been talked about.
    | >
    | > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
    | > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
    | > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
    | > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to
    the
    | > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
    | > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
    | > configure the program fresh.
    | >
    | > Follow-ups will go to General
    | > --
    | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | > some support
    | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    'Jim Macklin' wrote, in part:

    | I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
    | on Softpedia.com

    _____

    Is it a good idea to download Microsoft programs from a non-Microsoft site?
    Especially security software?

    Phil Weldon

    "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
    news:O2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
    > though the page does say it is build 615.
    >
    > I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
    > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
    > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
    > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
    > updating problems that have been talked about.
    >
    > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
    > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
    > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
    > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
    > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
    > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
    > configure the program fresh.
    >
    > Follow-ups will go to General
    > --
    > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    > some support
    > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    It depends, generally I would not do it, but since the MS
    download was screwed and Softpedia is just about as
    trustworthy as MS, I tried it and it worked OK.
    I scanned it on downloading to the local drive and checked
    the properties for Microsoft timestamp etc.

    It all looked good and the program seems to run fine, will
    know more after a week of use.


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    some support
    http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm


    "Phil Weldon" <notdiscosed@example.com> wrote in message
    news:3jxDe.6458$oZ.4672@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    | 'Jim Macklin' wrote, in part:
    |
    || I have found the correct software download is being
    mirrored
    || on Softpedia.com
    |
    | _____
    |
    | Is it a good idea to download Microsoft programs from a
    non-Microsoft site?
    | Especially security software?
    |
    | Phil Weldon
    |
    | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
    in message
    | news:O2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    | > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614
    even
    | > though the page does say it is build 615.
    | >
    | > I have found the correct software download is being
    mirrored
    | > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
    | > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for
    MSAS
    | > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the
    many
    | > updating problems that have been talked about.
    | >
    | > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
    | > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
    | > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
    | > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to
    the
    | > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
    | > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
    | > configure the program fresh.
    | >
    | > Follow-ups will go to General
    | > --
    | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | > some support
    | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    The latest file is available from Microsoft at this link

    Microsoft® Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321cd7a2-6a57-4c57-a8bd-dbf62eda9671&displaylang=en

    --
    Gary Tsang
    Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
    http://www.microsoft.com/mvp


    "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
    news:O2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614 even
    > though the page does say it is build 615.
    >
    > I have found the correct software download is being mirrored
    > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
    > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for MSAS
    > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the many
    > updating problems that have been talked about.
    >
    > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
    > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
    > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
    > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to the
    > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
    > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
    > configure the program fresh.
    >
    > Follow-ups will go to General
    > --
    > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    > some support
    > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    this is the direct URL to the download server for 615
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/1/5/815d2d60-49b5-44dc-ae35-fca2f2c6f0cc/MicrosoftAntiSpywareInstall.exe


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    some support
    http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm


    "Gary Tsang" <gtsangDELETE@MEaumha.org> wrote in message
    news:eOc9BBmjFHA.3300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    | The latest file is available from Microsoft at this link
    |
    | Microsoft® Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)
    |
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321cd7a2-6a57-4c57-a8bd-dbf62eda9671&displaylang=en
    |
    | --
    | Gary Tsang
    | Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
    | http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
    |
    |
    | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
    in message
    | news:O2FYPhNjFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    | > The link on the Microsoft site seems to be still 614
    even
    | > though the page does say it is build 615.
    | >
    | > I have found the correct software download is being
    mirrored
    | > on Softpedia.com The download is 6.54 MB. If you don't
    | > want to wait for MS to fix their server and update for
    MSAS
    | > you can download the new version, it claims to fix the
    many
    | > updating problems that have been talked about.
    | >
    | > I saved the file, renaming it 615 beta by inserting that
    | > along with the MS name. I shutdown the program by right
    | > clicking the icon in the system tray and then used
    | > add/remove software to uninstall it. I then browsed to
    the
    | > Windows/Program folder and deleted the MS AntiSpyware
    | > folder. That will cause the wizard to run so you can
    | > configure the program fresh.
    | >
    | > Follow-ups will go to General
    | > --
    | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    | > some support
    | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
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