Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

04 Dec 2009   #1
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

what is Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and when dose it run or do i have to run it to scan my pc


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Dec 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #3
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

will it remove malware
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Dec 2009   #4
amrahd1

VISTA Prem and Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Hi Jacee,

1. Can this Microsoft Mal-software Removal Tool be run when Norton Internet Security 2010 (virus&malware,etc) is running in the background?

2. Do recommend using this Microsoft Removal Tool if I already have Norton 2010 installed and running continually? Is the Microsoft Removal a better tool than Norton?

Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

To be honest with you, I've never used it, so I can't vouch for it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Its useless.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #7
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

every body uses it with out you knowing... if youve got auto updates on then it updates it self first tuesday every month and runs in the back groung... what i want to no is waint it clash with the anti virus every body has got installed
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Andy,

You can also read more about it in the tutorial below. It's mostly for after you get infected. I have never had it do anything noticeable for me, but I'm sure that it serves it's purpose if ever needed though.

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #9
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Its useless.
I use it...and it actually comes in handy on my uncle's old XP machine (cleaning viruses off that buggy old OS). I have Win7 with MSE, so I don't have any viruses to test it on...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #10
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

i have read through what it says on that link but is it compatible with every bodys antivirus and a some thing else if malware was causing the black screen like microsoft said it was why hasnt it detecterd it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
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.
System Security
Recurring Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool installation problem
Before I begin, I apologise if this is in the wrong section. This may be a bad thing, but when Patch Tuesday comes around, I don't think to install the updates right away. Rather, I just keep using my PC as usual until the updates install themselves when I shut my PC down. Last month, the...
System Security
Malicious software removal tool ?
Malicious software removal tool x64 how does someone run it manually ?
System Security
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Hello All, I have noticed that when the Windows update is done, it downloads the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. However I can't find it. Can someone tell me where it is. Thanks RalphG.:)
System Security
Rogue Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Used to Push Scareware
More - Rogue Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Used to Push Scareware - - Softpedia
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:28.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App