How To Run The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool Anytime

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The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running all Windows versions for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software including Conflicker, Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom and many more, it remove any infection found. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed.

Microsoft releases a new version of the tool on the second Tuesday of every month, and as needed to respond to security incidents, and will run automatically, But you can run it when ever you want by following the steps below.

1. Right click an empty space on your Desktop and choose New Shortcut
2. Type MRT in the location field. For Malicious Removal Tool. Click Next.

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3. Name your new shortcut. Click Finish.

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4. Double Click the MRT icon to start the tool. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.


5. Click Next or you can view a list of malicious software the tool removes.

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6. Choose the type of scan you want, I recommend the full scan. Click Next.

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7. Now just wait for the scan to finish. Could take a few minutes to a few hours depending on the speed of your computer and the number of files to scan.

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8. After the scan finishes you will see if it found any infections, luckily I’m clean.

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Finishing up, The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is not to be used as your only Anti-Virus program but it sometimes helps get rid of those nasty’s.

One Response to How To Run The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool Anytime

  1. Rowandro says:

    I honestly can’t remember ever hearing of this removal tool before, thanks for sharing :-).

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