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Windows 7: Windows Malicious software removal tool

09 Sep 2009   #1
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Windows Malicious software removal tool

just downloaded this, about 8megs. Now do i just leave it? do i not need to open anything to run it and does it run in the background all the time or only once? cheers.


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09 Sep 2009   #2
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Run it once
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09 Sep 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

it runs one time automatically, every month (because a new one is released every month). You can run it manually whenever you want by going Start > Run > mrt
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09 Sep 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can see more about using Malicious Software Removal Tool here:

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Sep 2009   #5
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

ok thanks guys for the info
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11 Sep 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Adam.
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15 Jul 2015   #7
vet74

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

I pinned the executable file to my start menu. I run it more than once a month along with others. Some say that running during updates (once per month) will suffice, then after that it's obsolete, but how can that be? You can be infected anytime, so running it after that still should help? That's my logic.

- Vet
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15 Jul 2015   #8
vet74

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Run it once
I can't understand your reasoning for saying that.

- Art
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15 Jul 2015   #9
vet74

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

It will run once during the install (some say), but I'm skeptical because when I manually run it the scan takes over an hour to complete. I run all my safety program scans often ... you never know when you'll pick up some nasty. I also pin the executable to my start menu so I don't forget to use it. I may be paranoid but the real issue is whether I'm paranoid enough.

- Vet
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15 Jul 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Being paranoid is another layer of security.
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