The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 February 2007

New word order

So I got home and cranked up the PC — I am one of those oddballs who doesn't let it run 24/7 — and Windows Update promptly went out, as is its wont, and fetched a stack of patches. Most of these were hotfixes for specific security issues, but one of them was the regularly-scheduled monthly update to the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Which I misread in the list as "Malicious Windows Software Removal Tool," and wondered for a few seconds if maybe this would actually remove Internet Explorer 7.

Posted at 5:13 PM to PEBKAC


Now if we could only get it to remove that EULA. Before long, Windows will require a retina scan at each login.

Posted by: scooby214 at 6:15 PM on 16 February 2007

I've got a security update or some such for Flash 7 that simply will not install on this machine.

Since last month's hard drive crash I've been resisting the admonishments to upgrade to IE7 and Media Player 11.

Both have at least one attractive bell, but the whistles are ear-splittingly obnoxious.

Posted by: McGehee at 10:38 PM on 16 February 2007

From what I've been told — I refuse to install either — IE7 is merely dreadful, while WMP 11 is the barbed tool of Satan. I did persuade Windows Update to quit offering me IE7, though.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:44 PM on 16 February 2007

So did I. But to Windows Media Player one must simply ignore the "upgrade available" message.

My friend had to reinstall Windows to get rid of IE7! It wouldn't let him roll back to IE6.

Posted by: ms7168 at 5:20 AM on 17 February 2007