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Difference between a "virus removal tool" and a "patch"?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by rodeognome, Feb 16, 2004.

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  1. rodeognome

    rodeognome Thread Starter

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    Could anyone explain the differences to me.


    Also, does anyone know a good piece of virus toolkit that can actually remove them as well as prevent them?

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    A virus removal tool removes the virus from your computer meaning that the file is already on your system and running, so it stops it from running and removes the file. A patch however is used to prevent bad things from being installed, usually released when big worms hit, like SoBig, MSBlast, CodeRED...etc...So patches are to prevent and removal tools are to remove files already installed.
     
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