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Windows 7: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

04 Dec 2009   #1

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

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04 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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04 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

will it remove malware
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04 Dec 2009   #4

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!
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05 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Its useless.
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05 Dec 2009   #7

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
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05 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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
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05 Dec 2009   #9

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 Windows 7 with MSE, so I don't have any viruses to test it on...
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05 Dec 2009   #10

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
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